This links to my paper, first presented to the New America Foundation in Washington DC, US on 29-30 September 2013, on the experience of academics involved in media and communications policy reviews in Australia during 2011-13. It is about to be published in the (open access) Journal of Information Policy.
My recently published paper for Intermedia can be accessed here. It is based on my Global Creative Industries book (Polity, 2013). The content of the piece is provided below for those unable to access Intermedia, which is a subscription publication for members of the International Institute of Communication.
Global Creative Industries: A New Development Pathway
There has been much talk over the last two decades about creative industries and the rise of a creative economy. The term “creative industries” had
With Nelson Mandela’s death today, there is a need to remember what the anti-apartheid struggle was all about. While Meredith Burgmann provided an account of how it developed in the 1970s, much of the action was in the 1980s.
Aspects of that struggle can be forgotten, such as how central the trade unions were, or how most on the conservative side of politics were opposed to sanctions against apartheid South Africa (with some honourable exceptions, such as Malcolm Fraser). A