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Researcher: Bostock, WW (Dr William Bostock)

Fields of Research

Political Science
Computer-Human Interaction
Educational Technology and Computing
Social and Community Psychology
Education Systems
Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Studies in Human Society
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Media Studies
Archival, Repository and Related Studies
Educational Counselling
Asian History
Specialist Studies in Education
Policy and Administration
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Language, Communication and Culture
Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Sociology
Tourism Policy
History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
Arts and Cultural Policy
Law and Society
Medical and Health Sciences
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Physiology
Public Policy
Comparative Government and Politics
Australian Government and Politics
Communication and Media Studies
Social and Cultural Anthropology
History and Archaeology
Social Policy
Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Government and Politics
Law, Politics and Community Services
Information and Communication Services
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage
Education and Training Systems
Cultural Understanding
Professions and Professionalisation
Understanding Past Societies
Political Systems
Understanding Australia's Past
Communication
Justice and the Law
Mental Health
International Relations
The Media
Education and Training
Citizenship and National Identity
Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Tourism
Civics and Citizenship
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
International Organisations
Health
Media Services
Social Structure and Health

Career Best Publications

Collective Mental State and Individual Agency: Qualitative Factors in Social Science Explanation; Forum: Qualitative Social Research
Identity Collapse and Ethnic Politics: A Sri Lankan Example; Handbook of Global Social Policy
Language policy and use in the Lodz ghetto 1940-1944; The Web Journal of Modern Language Linguistics
Problem-Based Learning Course Portfolio; Course Portfolio Registry, Samford University
South Africa's language policy: Controlled status enhancement and reduction / La politique linguistique de l'Afrique du Sud: controle et statut; Mots Pluriels
The psychiatric profession and the Australian government: the debate over collective depression syndrome among asylum-seeking detainees; Psychology Research and Behaviour Management
Towards measuring national identity; SSPP.net

Research Publications

A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Leadership; Academic Exchange Quarterly
Accessing France Through the Internet
Aetiology of the civil war in Sri Lanka: is language implicated?; 6th International Conference on Minority Languages
Archiving in Southern Africa: Psychological, Ethical and Technological Aspects; AnthroGlobe
Archiving in Southern Africa: Psychological, Ethical and Technological Aspects; Africa e Mediterraneo
Atrocity, Mundanity and Mental State; Journal of Mundane Behavior
Australia's gambling policy: Motivations, implications, and options; Journal of Gambling Issues
Beyond the Realms of the Specialists: The Challenge of the Generalized Issue; International Journal of Transdisciplinary Research
Building National Identity Through National language: Selected Case Studies; Conflict and Developement Series
Classical and Modern Theories of Genocide; Peace Initiatives
Collective Aspects of Mental State, Memory and Psychic Capital: Their Role in Coherent Functioning of a Community; Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Collective depression and Individual Depression: is there a causal link?; Perspectives: A mental Health Magazine
Collective Depression: Its Nature, Causation and Alleviation; Suffering the Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune: International Perspectives on Stress, Laughter and Depression
Collective Mental State and Individual Agency: Qualitative Factors in Social Science Explanation; Forum: Qualitative Social Research
Depression Among Students: A Challenge for Educational Leadership; The International Journal of Humanities and Peace
Depression among young people: a global challenge for educators; WEF 2001 Conference: Education Linking the Planet
Disorders of the collective mental state; Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
Disturbed Collective Mental States: Their Impact on Human Behaviour; Perspectives A Mental Health Magazine
Editorial: Sociology of the Web; Webology
Evil, Toxic, and Pathological Categories of Leadership: Implications for Political Power; Challenging Evil; Time, Society and Changing Concepts of the Meaning of Evil
From Artistic Performance to Civil Rights Leadership: The life journey of Josephine Baker; 2011 Faculty Student Global Conference on Research and Teaching
Gambling, Mental Health and Governance: A Qualitative Approach; Australasian Political Studies Association Conference
Identity Collapse and Ethnic Politics: A Sri Lankan Example; Handbook of Global Social Policy
Image is Everything. A Review of Media Politics: A Citizen's Guide; Global Media Journal
Language Grief: Its Nature and Function at Community Level; Language, Society and Culture
Language policy and the formation of national identity: diverse experiences; GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences
Language policy and use in the Lodz ghetto 1940-1944; The Web Journal of Modern Language Linguistics
Le rôle du journal électronique dans le domaine académique de la recherche : une étude de la revue bilingue Mots Pluriels; Les Technologies Educatives at la Formation à Distance
Leadership at the Conscious and Unconscious Levels: Case Studies from the British and Other Monarchies; Leadership Review
Lifting the Pall of Fear: Leadership and Collective Depression; Emergent Models of Global Leadership
Memory Failure and Decision Making: The case of Gambling in Australia; International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities
Minority Rights in Europe: European Minorities and Languages; Australian Journal of Political Science
Nation-Building Through National Language Education; Special International Seminar on Staff and Educational Development
Natural Alternatives to Administrative Violence; First World Congress on a Holistic Approach to Business/ Management
Organising for Survival in a Ghetto; Island
Problem-Based Learning Course Portfolio; Course Portfolio Registry, Samford University
Psychiatry and Political Intervention: A Case Study from the Asylum Seeker Debate in Australia; Australasian Political Studies Association
Psychic capital and the survival of the nation: The role of the British Monarchy 1939 to 1945; International Journal of Arts and Sciences
Psychological aspects of cultural sustainability: several case studies; The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
Resource Gleaning, From Earlier Times to the Information Age; Webology
Responding to Collective Depression Through Leadership; The 2000 International Leadership Association Conference
Review of 'Democracy and Deep-rooted Conflict: Options for Negotiators' edited by Peter Harris and Ben Reilly; Australian Journal of Political Science
Review of 'The French Consul's Wife. Memoirs of Celeste de Chabrillan in Gold-Rush Australia' translated and introduced by Patricia Clancy and Jeanne Allen; The Australian Journal of Politics and History
Review of 'The Gypsies in the Transition Period' by Ilona Tomova; Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism
Review of Community and Communication: The Role of Language in Nation State Building and European Integration by Sue Wright
Review of Media, Gender and Identity, an Introduction by David Gauntlett; Journal of Intercultural Studies
Review of Mega-events and Modernity: Olympics and expos in the growth of global culture by Maurice Roche
Review of Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India by Purnima Bose
Review of The Psychology of Nationalism by J Searle-White; Nationalism and Ethnic Politics
Review of The Psychology of Nationalism by Joshua Searle-White
Review of Australia and the Holocaust 1933-1945 by Paul R. Bartrop; Australian Journal of Political Science
Review of Comparative Politics: An Introduction and a New Approach, by Jan Erik Lane and Svate Ersson; Australian Journal of Political Science
Review of Constructions of Race, Place and Nation edited by Peter Jackson and Jan Petrose; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Review of Frank Elbe and Richard Kiessler, A Round Table With Sharp Corners, The Diplomatic Path to German Unity; Australian Journal of International Affairs
Review of Geoffrey Edwards and Alfred Pijpers (eds) 'The Politics of European Treaty Reform, The 1996 Intergovernmental Conference and Beyond'; Australian Journal of International Affairs
Review of Hedi Fried 'The Road to Auschwitz: Fragments of a Life'; Nationalism & Ethnic Politics
Review of Josep Benet, 1995, 'L'Intent Franquista de Genocidi Cultural Contra Catalunya (The Francoist Attempt at Cultural Genocide Against Catalonia)'
Review of Race, Nation Class: Ambiguous Identities, by Etienne Balibar and Immanuel Wallerstein; Australian Journal of Politics and History
Review of Steven Philip Kramer and Irene Kyriakopoulos, Trouble in Paradise? Europe in the 21st Century; Australian Journal of International Affairs
Review of Susan Stern (ed), Speaking out. Jewish Voices from United Germany; Australian Journal of Political Science
Review of The State of the World's Refugees 1993: The Challenge of Protection; Australian Journal of Politics and History
South Africa's language policy: Controlled status enhancement and reduction / La politique linguistique de l'Afrique du Sud: controle et statut; Mots Pluriels
South Africa’s evolving language policy: Educational implications; Journal of Curriculum and Teaching
The Architecture of Power: Berlin's Unwanted Heritage; Island
The Causes of Ethnic Conflict and the Role of the Media: Some Classical and Contemporary Theorising; The No Longer Black & White Conference on the Media and Ethnic and Racial Conflict
The Challenge of the Paperless Thesis: Issues in the Implementation of a Regime of Electronic Theses and Dissertations; Virtuality and Education: A Reader
The Digitizing of Cultural Heritage: A Limited Promise; International Conference on Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications
The Dissemination of Research Findings in the Electronic Age: A Current Status Report; International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications
The educational use of film and television documentary: Sugihara, Conspiracy of Kindness ; Journal of Curriculum and Teaching
The effects of corruption on the collective mental state of organisations; GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences
The electronic dissemination of research findings; Academic Exchange Quarterly
The Electronic Journal: A Vehicle for Interdisciplinary Exploration; The International Journal of the Book
The Electronic Storage of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Uncertainties; Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research
The Functions Of The Electronic Journal (EJ) In The Academic Process: An Appraisal; The Craft
The Global Corporatisation of Universities: Causes and Consequences; AntePodium
The Impact Of The Net On Teaching And Research In Political Science: A Tasmanian Case Study; NET*Working 2000
The Motivation to Spy: The Cicero Affair; Deception: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
The psychiatric profession and the Australian government: the debate over collective depression syndrome among asylum-seeking detainees; Psychology Research and Behaviour Management
The Psychological Consequences of State Corruption: A Research Agenda; Development and Conflict in the 21st Century
The Psychological Preconditions for Collective Violence: Several Case Studies ; Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences
The psychology and politics of Ludwig Carl Moyzisch, author of Operation Cicero; International Journal of Arts & Sciences
The Role of Film in Teaching Political Science: 5 Fingers and Operation Cicero; Journal of Political Science Education
The use of language policy in the management of collective mental state: Sri Lanka and South Africa; 6th Annual International Conference on Political Science, Sociology and International Relations (PSSIR 2016)
The use of visual text in teaching political science; Asian Journal of Education and e-Learning
Theft of an Idol, Text and Context in the Representation of Collective Violence; Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism
Towards measuring national identity; SSPP.net
Using Global Simulation to Study Ethnic Conflict; Academic Exchange Quarterly
Webology: Special Issue on Sociology of the Web - Part I; Webology

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision

Discourses of Political Violence and Peripheral Nationalism- Sri Lanka and Spain.
Government - Media Relations during wartime.
Identity Issues Within an Evolving Francophonie
Indigenous Self-determination- Rhetoric or Reality?
International Actors and the Problem of Democratic Transition in Burma
One Equal Eternity- From Ethnic to Civic Identity- The European Experience
Qualitative changes in ethno-linguistic status- a case study of the Sorbs in Germany
The church & the conflict in Northern Ireland- A case for Corrymeela?