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gina at airport P1010361This website has been created to give you easy access to my writings, books and articles. These are writings that have emerged out of my time first as an activist and then as an academic. They are writings on class – the current polarization of rich and poor – in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. There are writings about women; women and citizenship, women and business, women and the law and mining women. The earliest work is based on my experiences as a law student when I could see that women and the legal profession had an uneasy relationship that favored the legal fraternity before it favored women. Women and business came from the studies of networks of power I undertook where there was a notable absence of women. And the writings about women and mining came from many interviews of women miners, wives, mothers, daughters and sisters of miners in the Bowen Basin in Australia. These interviews led to insights into the lives of women in a rapidly changing community where fly-in fly-out and drive-in drive-out work regimes are becoming the norm. Their mining communities are becoming mining communities organised for and by transnational mining interests. Newest writings are about the workings of transnational business – not just mining but also finance capital. Our work looks at who has power, who rules, as we have been interested to find out whether it is possible to identify a transnational capitalist class that operates across but also through nation states.

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Featured Publications

Think Tanks and Global Politics: Key Spaces in the Structure of Power

Think Tanks and Global Politics: Key Spaces in the Structure of Power

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Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation

Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation

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Capitalist Networks and Social Power in Australia and New Zealand

Capitalist Networks and Social Power in Australia and New Zealand

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Latest Articles

Who owns the world? Tracing half the corporate giants’ shares to 30 owners

Published: April 12, 2017

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Class and climate: how financial warfare affects the air

Published: March 11th 2014.

The climate crisis has deep roots in class. Its class impacts are everywhere, from the acrid particles accumulating in the lungs of working-class men and women in the Victorian town of Morwell to the thousands of Bangladeshis displaced each year by inundation of their land. But the climate debate does not just raise questions of… Read more

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