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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... vol. 36 no. 3 2017 of Social Alternatives est. 1977 Social Alternatives
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'All leadership is contingent. What works in one institutional setting may not work in another. Within a single institution, what works at one time nay be a disaster at another. In times of crisis the demands on national leaders will be very different from those when the principal task is the manipulation of routines, the continuing problems of daily governing. Consequently, there can be no universal formula for successful leadership. We need to determine in each case the broad circumstances in which the leaders must work, the institutional framework that they must manage, the way they gained and hold their positions and the particular events that make demands on their skills. Even then it would be a brave observer who would say with any certainty what the leaders should do. They must always balance demands, pressures, ideology and ambition, nearly always within environments of uncertain facts and unpredictable outcomes. It is easy to develop declaratory leadership axioms: be bold, have a plan, lead from the front. The issue for each case is always how, when, why and to what extent.' (Editorial)


* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Love Is an Itchi"you can't scratch (in public)", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 4)
On the Day Neil Armstrong Diedi"I sat on a patient sandstone rock", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 11)
The Front Windowi"it is raining softly", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 11)
The Coronationi"in the corner of the small square park", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 17)
Being Poori"Is not having good clothes & walking everywhere", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 17)
Fertilityi"There", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 25)
The Cripplei"a red-faced man strode ahead of her", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 25)
Nowi"everything is fine", Pym Schaare , single work poetry (p. 25)
Ghazal to the Ancestorsi"deep within compact bones", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 42)
In New South Walesi"Our fragile democracy", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 49)
Apologyi"his body was a young man", Rae Desmond Jones , single work poetry (p. 56)
[Review] The Fiction of Thea Astley, Nycole Prowse , single work review
— Review of The Fiction of Thea Astley Susan Sheridan , 2016 multi chapter work criticism ;

Susan Sheridan's The Fiction of Thea Astley is worthy and comprehensive foci on one of Australia's most astute writers of fiction. The book captures the intelligence and significance of Thea Astley's fiction -its evolution and its points of difference.' (Introduction)

(p. 57)
The Beautiful Husband, Nike Sulway , single work short story

'We were all changed after the war, all monstrous. father had died. Mother had gone mad, Kath had become a journalist. She wore pants and smoked cigarettes. She was still married to Harvey, but when he came back from overseas he had a stump in place of his right leg. It was made from wood of an apple tree ans, if he was feeling playful - which wasn't often - he'd pluck apples from his pockets and say they'd grown there.' (Introduction)

(p. 59-61)

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