Category Archives: Social theory
Papers, reports and commentary on social theory
Is inequality growing in Australia? If so, will it allow Australia to flourish?
Our call to action is, “We want to help as many Australians as possible to flourish; personally, in their communities, and as the Nation as a whole!” What AMEP can do, directly, is to push for a media narrative that … Continue reading →
Why do journalists not challenge primacy of economic growth?
This article in LinkedIn by Mal Fletcher, UK social futurist and commentator, raises important issues concerning personal and social flourishing, which is the big goal of the Secular Project, Buddhism and Christianity. I’m wondering why serious journalists don’t enquire into … Continue reading →
Is there an Australian media myth of the undeserving poor? If so, what independent journalist is checking it out?
This is a piece we came across in regard to fairness, well being and shared prosperity in UK. Made me wonder if a similar media bias and agenda exists in Australia. Let us know! I bet this wouldn’t happen in … Continue reading →
Counter-terrorism: Are we suffering from shallow, simplistic journalism?
Journalists Cecily Huang and Caitlin Gibson go behind the headlines, and speak to one of Australia’s young Muslims, Mohammed Junaid Thorne, experienced journalist, Professor Peter Manning, who specialised in Muslim culture, scholar of Islamic studies, and Shakira Hussein, to check … Continue reading →
New Bill is Bad News for Vulnerable Children – James Cambell, Herald Sun, Melbourne
Why won’t journalists write solutions-centred ‘stories”, rather than bombarding audiences with problems? Continue reading →
What is the message for journalists? Last scenes of “The Tunnel”!
The Tunnel was a “must watch” for me over the last 10 weeks. Sometimes I wondered where it was heading. I probably didn’t understand the deep significance of the Truths the Truth Terrorist tried to expose. But, it was good … Continue reading →
Relational AND Economic Development
AMEP campaigns for increasing fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society. We believe for this to happen “relational development” needs to rank ahead of, and be served by “economic development” in Australian social policy settings. For AMEP “relational … Continue reading →
Four Corners “Cult of Horrors”
Australians need to understand the good, bad and ugly of our society. But journalism isn’t only about revealing what’s wrong. Even though media organisations who employ journalists often depend on this. Journalists need to work from the mindset; ‘make things right!’ Bet you, this would lift trust levels of journalists with their audiences! Continue reading →