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Bond University: The first 25 years (2014)

 By Kay Saunders with Antoinette Cass

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ISBN 9780646918877 (hardcover)

On the occasion of the University’s 25th Anniversary in 2014 this book unveils some of the significant and exceptional moments in the University’s past. The enterprising founders of Bond University had a great vision to deliver private higher education in Queensland. They created not only a new campus, but also a new regime in the arrangements of three full semesters per year, a carefully structured program of core subjects and the effective recruitment of international and domestic students.

This book vividly presents Bond University’s inspired beginning, the strain of the early years, and its subsequent growth whilst showcasing special occasions and noting some extraordinary events and successes along the way. It beautifully celebrates Bond University reaching the milestone of twenty-five years and will capture the interest of anyone who opens its pages. Bond University: The first 25 years will be especially appreciated by those who have a personal affiliation with the University and make them justly proud of the University’s heritage and its continuing achievements.

Copies available online and over the counter at the Bond University Bookshop.













Crucial errors in murder investigations (2012)

By Ted Duhs

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ISBN 9780987150929 (pbk)     9780987150936 (e-book)

Why is it that some people are convicted of murders that they did not commit, while others are not convicted of murders that they did commit?Australian Police Services are generally well funded, so something more must be involved. Just what that is, is investigated in this book.

To minimise the prospect of future errors, we need both to scrutinise past cases where errors have been revealed, and to investigate police training procedures with a view to uncovering any errors of omission or commission, to see what scope there is for improvements.Each of us has good reason to take an interest in such matters, since any one of us could be a victim if we are in the wrong place at the wrong time. In fact all of us are victims to the extent that some guilty parties continue to walk free on our streets, and as taxpayers all of us fund the additional costs of dealing with crime, including the sizeable compensation payments that are made to those whose wrongful convictions are quashed.This book deals with instructive cases which continue to agitate the public mind, and makes practical suggestions for improved procedures.

Hardcopy available at the Bond University Bookshop

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Visit the author's Miscarriages of justice website











Relational rights and responsibilities:  Perspectives on contractual arrangements in franchising (2011)

Edited by Elizabeth C Spencer

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ISBN 9780987150905 (pbk)

In November 2008 the Bond University Faculty of Law and the School of Business Law and Taxation in the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales brought together leading scholars and practitioners to address contract issues in franchising. The Colloquium investigated the nature of the franchise relationship and the role and interpretation of the franchise agreement. The papers in this volume help to unravel some of the “mystery” surrounding the true nature of the franchise bargain (both implicit and express). They provide readers with enhanced appreciation of the complexities, both practical and theoretical, of the franchise relationship through diverse analyses of, and wide-ranging perspectives on, the contractual obligations of the parties within the franchise structure.

Hardcopy available at the Bond University Bookshop








Fishing for sustainability:  Will your grandchildren have the option to eat seafood? (2011)

By Tor Hundloe, Julian Morison, Kate Brooks and Andrew Sullivan

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ISBN 9780980618785 (pbk)     9780980618792 (e-book)

Once a week the average Australian family enjoys a seafood meal, whether it is take-away fish and chips, servings of prawn curry at a restaurant or a snapper barbecued at home. These meals
are based on Australian-harvested seafood, fresh, clean and green - the latter because we are determined to keep our fishery harvest at a sustainable level.

We face immense challenges. All our fisheries have reached their sustainable limit, yet our population continues to grow and consequently so does the demand for seafood. We can only
meet existing demand by importing seafood and recently have had to import more than we catch.

This book shows how Australian society can recognise the contribution commercial fishers make to our lifestyle. This will require us to embrace them as a vital part of our communities
rather than blame them for declining catches and environmental damage. It also indicates what fishers need to do to gain community acceptance, so that everyone can understand the dilemma
and act to ensure that future generations will have the option to eat seafood.

Hardcopy available at the Bond University Bookshop

Purchase the e-book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084Y739K 










Chinese engagements: Regional issues with global implications (2011)

Edited by Brett McCormick & Jonathan H. Ping

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ISBN 9780980618761 (pbk)     9780980618778 (e-book) 

This book provides a valuable set of perspectives on China’s current regional and global challenges. Each chapter offers convincing evidence of the critical global dimensions of issues that are grounded in regional realities. It is an essential resource for those who are interested in understanding China’s engagement in the global political economy.

Hardcopy available at the Bond University Bookshop

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Understanding family enterprise:  A book of readings (2011)

Edited by Ken Moores and Justin B. Craig

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 ISBN 9780980618747 (pbk)

This collection of papers highlights the diversity in family business scholarship. The purpose of the collection is primarily to chronicle the distinctive learning experiences of Australian Centre for Family Business researchers rather than be a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of family enterprises. The papers are presented within a structure that represents a framework that has emerged from our work over the years. This framework is the basis of our understanding the why, the what, and the how by which family firms can achieve a distinct advantage over more widely-held companies.Specifically, these features that differentiate family controlled businesses (FCBs) from non-family businesses (NFBs) are discussed in terms of their Architecture (strategy inspired structures and systems), their Governance (Family and Business), their Entrepreneurship (Leadership and Strategy), and their Stewardship (Individual and Family). 

Available at the Bond University Bookshop








Surviving care:  Achieving justice and healing for the Forgotten Australians (2010)

Edited by Richard Hil & Elizabeth Branigan

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ISBN 9780980618754 (pbk)

This book seeks to make a significant contribution to a growing body of work that charts what happened to former care residents referred to as the Forgotten Australians and what governments and others have done to address the challenges that face this now aging population. While many former residents have gone on to have productive and fulfilling lives many others have had the opposite experience. Yet what all these people share in common is that they spent time in institutions away from their families, often in very difficult circumstances. Despite a growing number of research studies and autobiographies, we still know remarkably little about the experiences of former care residents and the challenges that now face them.

Available at the Bond University Bookshop









Learning family business:  Paradoxes and pathways (2010)

By Ken Moores and Mary Barrett

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ISBN 9780980618730 (pbk.)

Family business leaders frequently assert that their business is “just like any other business except...” which is invariably followed by them detailing differences that they think are unique to their business. While family businesses as a class are indeed different they do share common features.

This book explains the ways the ‘different’, even paradoxical, nature of family businesses affects how their aspiring leaders set out to learn how to manage them. The authors distil from the learning journeys of a number of successful family business leaders the common elements as four distinct learning phases – learning business, learning our business, learning to lead our business, and learning to let go. In each phase key priorities are emphasised, and distinctive paradoxes are recognised for which pathways are identified.

The authors thus highlight how recognizing and ‘framing’ the paradoxes of family business, which appear at various stages of learning family business, can help in exploring, understanding and, perhaps, managing them.

Available at the Bond University Bookshop










Diary of a French Girl: Surviving intercultural encounters (2009)

By Marie-Claire Patron

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ISBN 9780980618723 (pbk.)  9780987150943 (e-book)

DIARY OF A FRENCH GIRL is the personal journal of a young French traveller who shares with us her perspectives, experiences and insights into the English Diaspora. It is a unique opportunity for Anglophones to take a look into a magic French mirror and to examine themselves through the eyes of a Francophone. On a broader level, this book also serves to prepare all global travellers for the experiences and emotions they will encounter as they journey through different time zones, lands, languages, people and cultures. It offers useful information and coping strategies to all those who embark on foreign sojourns whether in cultures diametrically opposed to their own, or those that (deceptively) appear similar. It is particularly valuable in recommending strategies as to how to successfully negotiate the challenging cultural transitions both on the journey and on returning home as a culturally enlightened global adventurer.

Available at the Bond University Bookshop

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Queenslanders All Over (2009)

By Joan Burton-Jones

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ISBN 9780980618709 (pbk.)       ISBN 9780980618716

Through her book, Queenslanders All Over Joan Burton-Jones contributes significantly to an appreciation, and understanding, of Queensland’s history.  Queenslanders All Over provides a diverse and wide ranging portrait of life and work,spanning approximately the past 60 years, in Queensland.  Her work is geographically extensive and inclusive with stories gathered from across the State: from Brisbane and the South East Corner to the Gold Coast, the tropical far North, and the ‘outback’ of the West.

Rather than merely write ‘about’ Queensland and Queenslanders, Joan has spent the past four years interviewing Queenslanders and recording their stories (over 100 of them). The storytellers speak, not only about their working lives, but also how they came to live here; they talk about their families and communities, their hopes and dreams, and about the different areas, from the city to the outback, in which they live. The resultant stories paint a vivid picture of Queensland life since the end of the Second World War to the present day, conveying not only a sense of everyday reality, but something of the romance of the place, and the diversity, larrikin humour and frontier spirit of Queenslanders.

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Available at the Bond University Bookshop











The Law of Globalisation (2008)

By Laurence Boulle

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ISBN 9780646486369 (pbk.)

This book is aimed at students and other readers introducing themselves to the complexities of globalisation. It focuses on the different forms of law which create the legal infrastructure of economic globalisation and on how they interact with one another. It explains how law is used both to maintain and oppose aspects of globalisation. It also evaluates the governance of the global political economy in terms of the standards of the Rule of Law. Law is a central theme of the book but the text does not have a technical legal approach to the subject and it also deals with globalisation’s broader social, economic and political dimensions. It also examines dispute resolution themes throughout the work.

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Alternative medicine: a new regulatory model (2005)

By Michael Weir

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ISBN 1740970829









Algorithms: machines of the mind (2004)

By Marcus Randall

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ISBN 1740970357

192 pages









Justice in the deep north: a historical perspective on crime and punishment in Queensland (2003)

By Carole McCartney, Robyn Lincoln & Paul Wilson

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ISBN 1740970314

215 pages

The history of crime and punishment often reflects regional culture and politics. Queensland well illustrates this point with authoritarian politicians and regimes imposing harsh and sometimes corrupt practcies on their populace.









The Brennan Lectures 1998-2001 (2003)

 Edited by Gerard Carney

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ISBN 1740970322

68 pages

Established in 1998 by the staff and student of the School of Law at Bond University, the Gerard Brennan Lecture commemorates the judicial career of the Honourable Sire Gerard Brennan AC KBE. Delivered biennially, the lecture presents a perspective on a contemporary legal issue to the University and the wider community.











Comparative Corporate Governance (2003)

by John Hynes Farrar

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ISBN 1740970454

395 pages