Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis: Wisdom and Action in the Long Emergency

Publisher Palgrave Macmillan / eBook ISBN 978-3-030-70743-9 / Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-70742-2

As the risks of the climate crisis continue to grow, so too do the challenges of facing a harsh climate future with honesty and courage; justice and compassion; meaning and purpose. 

Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis explores diverse sources of learning and wisdom—from climate scientists and activists; philosophers and social theorists; Indigenous cultures and ways of life; faith based and spiritual traditions; artists and writers—which can help us live courageous, compassionate and creative lives in a world of rapidly accelerating climatic and ecological risk.

Drawing on broad experience as a climate activist, researcher and policy maker John Wiseman provides a wide ranging, accessible and provocative guided tour of ideas which can inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long emergency which now lies before us.

“A vitally important book.” Tim Flannery Author, Here on Earth 2010

“A great book to guide us into the depths of who we really are and out of the overwhelm of the climate crisis.”  Christiana Figueres Co-author, The Future we Choose and Executive Secretary UNFCCC 2010-2016

“This book focuses on some of the most creative and courageous responses to the crisis that hangs over all our lives: these are stories that need to be told and retold, so that we know we are not alone in facing this monumental challenge.” Bill McKibben Founder, 350.org

John Wiseman’s publications

Climate change trends and impacts

Wiseman, J. Climate Futures: In conversation with Alison Hanly and Alex Kelly, Saltgrass Podcast, 18 April 2022

Wiseman, J. The Laughter of Children, the Roar of the Ocean, The Eden Magazine, April 2022

Wiseman, J. 2022 ‘Fighting not Drowning: Facing a Harsh Climate Future With Wisdom, Hope and Courage’, Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Vol 27, Issue, 1

Wiseman, J. 2021 Where to find courage and defiant hope when our fragile dewdrop world seems beyond saving, The Conversation, November 15

Wiseman, J. 2021 ‘After Glasgow: Facing a Harsh Climate With Wisdom, Hope and Courage’, Eco-Hustler, 2 November

Wiseman, J. 2021  Hope and courage in the climate crisis, Pursuit, 27 September

Wiseman, J. 2021 What We Now Know About Climate Change After 2021, Pursuit

Wiseman, J. Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis, Interview with Georgina Godwin, Meet the Writers, Monocle, 26 August 2021

Wiseman, J. 2021 Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis: Wisdom and Action in the Long Emergency, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2021

Wiseman, J. 2021 Hope and courage in a harsh climate: From denial and despair to resilience and transformation in The Palgrave Handbook of Climate Resilient Societies, Palgrave, forthcoming

Workman, A., Blashki, G., Bowen, K., Karoly, D., and Wiseman, J., 2020 ‘Political Leadership on Climate Change: The Role of Health in Obama-Era U.S. Climate Policies.’ Environmental Research Letters, Vol. 15, No.10

Anita Talberg, Sebastian Thomas and John Wiseman, 2018 ‘A scenario process to inform Australian geoengineering policy’, Futures

Annabelle Workman, Grant Blashki, Kathryn J. Bowen, David J. Karoly & John Wiseman 2018 ‘Health co-benefits and the development of climate change mitigation policies in the European Union, Climate Policy, DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2018.1544541

Katie Hayes, Grant Blashki, John Wiseman, Suzie Burke and Lennart Reifels, 2018 ‘Climate Change and Mental Health, Risks, Impacts and Priority Actions’, International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2018, 12:28

Annabelle Workman, Grant Blashki, Kathryn J. Bowen, David J. Karoly and John Wiseman, 2018 ‘The Political Economy of Health Co-Benefits: Embedding Health in the Climate Change Agenda’, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 674

Wiseman, J. 2016 ‘Art in a Harsh Climate: Pathways to a Just and Resilient Post-Carbon Culture’ in Abrahams, G.; Gellatly, K.; & Johnson, B. (eds) Art+Climate=Change, MUP, Melbourne,

Workman, A.; Blashki, G.; Karoly, D.; Wiseman, J. 2016 ‘The Role of Health Co-Benefits in the Development of Australian Climate Change Mitigation Policies’, Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 927.

Wiseman, J. 2016 ‘Accommodating New Perspectives’, Griffith Review, Edition 52

McLeod, T. and Wiseman, J. 2016 ‘Company directors can be held legally liable for ignoring the risks from climate change’ The Conversation, November 4

Gleeson, B.; Pollard, S. and Wiseman, J. 2016 Cities and climate action after Paris: key opportunities and priorities, MSSI Briefing Paper, MSSI, University of Melbourne, June

Wiseman, J. and Chomley, F. 2016 ‘Wrong Way Time: Climate Change, Ecology and Art at the Venice Biennale, CLIMARTE Newsletter, 24 February

Pollard, S.; Gleeson, B.; and Wiseman, J. 2016 Cities and climate action after Paris, Atrium, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, October

Wiseman, J. 2015 ‘The verdict on the Paris climate agreement’, December 13

Wiseman, J. 2015 ‘Cities lead the way to a zero carbon world’, December 14

Wiseman, J. 2015 ‘10 priorities after Paris’, December 10

Wiseman, J. 2015 ‘Climate emergency and climate justice: The view from China and India’, December 2

Wiseman, J.2015  ‘Paris Climat 2015: Overview of Events’, November 16

Wiseman, J. and Chomley, F. 2015 ‘Satoyama Dreaming: Art, environment and resilience in Echigo Tsumari’, 28 September

Wiseman, J. and Chomley, F. 2015 “Wrong way time” at the Venice Biennale, December 15

Wiseman, J., Karoly, D. and Sheko, A. 2014 ‘Cool Melbourne: Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Zero carbon City in a Hotter World, in Whitzman, C., Gleeson, B. & Sheko, A. Melbourne: What Next? Research Monograph No. 1, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, The University of Melbourne

Rickards, L., Kashima, Y., and Wiseman, J. 2014 ‘Barriers to effective climate change mitigation: the case of senior government and business decision makers.’ Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 2014, 5(6): 753-773

Rickards, L, Ison, R, Fünfgeld, H, Wiseman, J, 2014, “Opening and closing the future: climate change, adaptation, and scenario planning” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32(4) 587 – 602

Rickards, L, Wiseman, J, Edwards, T, Biggs, C, 2014, “The problem of fit: scenario planning and climate change adaptation in the public sector” Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 32(4) 641–662

Wiseman, J., Karoly, D and Sheko, A.2014  ‘Cool Melbourne, Whichever party wins the election climate change is urgent’, The Guardian, October 1

Wiseman, J. and Frape, G. 2013 ‘Looking back from 2030: how the climate war was won’ in The Conversation,June 24

Wiseman, J. 2013 ‘Avoiding climate disaster: what would visionary and decisive climate leadership look like in Australia?, The Voice, Vol. 9, No. 7, July 8

Wiseman, J. and Edwards, T. 2011 ‘Climate change, resilience and transformation: Challenges and opportunities for local communities’, in I. Weissbecker (ed.) Climate Change and Human Wellbeing: Global Challenges and Opportunities, Springer, NY

Rickards, L. and Wiseman, J. 2011 From probability to possibility: using scenarios to get our heads around climate change, The Conversation, June 9

Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. 20111 Climate change, catastrophe and transformation: The necessity and possibility of a post carbon future, Arena Magazine, April

Wiseman, J., Biggs, C., Rickards, L. and Edwards,T. 2011 Scenarios for Climate Adaptation Final Report, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne, June

Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J.2011 Sleepers Wake: With courage we can build a post carbon Australia, The Conversation, May 30

Wiseman, J., Biggs, C., Rickards, L. and Edwards, T. 2011 Scenarios for Climate Adaptation: Guidebook for Practitioners, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne, June

Wiseman, J., Biggs, C., Rickards, L. and Edwards, T. 2011 Scenarios for Climate Adaptation: Policy Implications, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, University of Melbourne, June

Kippen, R., McCalman, J. and Wiseman, J. 2010 ‘Commentary on ‘Population Dynamics and Climate Change: What are the Links and Issues for Development’, Journal of Public Health, June

Fritze, J., Wiseman, J. and Williamson, L. 2010 ‘Community engagement and climate change: Learning from recent Australian experience’ International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 2 No. 2

Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. 2010 ‘Liveable and Just: A toolkit for local government to address the social and equity impacts of climate change’, Victorian Local Governance Association, Melbourne

Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. 2009 ‘Climate Change and Community Engagement: Analysis of DSE Initiatives 2006 – 2009’, Report for Department of Sustainability and Environment, May

Edwards, T, Wiseman, J. and Williamson L. 2009 ‘Liveable and Just’, Discussion Paper, Victorian Local Governance Association, May

Fritze, J. Williamson, L. and Wiseman J. 2009 ‘Community Engagement and Climate Change: Benefits, Challenges and Strategies’, Report for Department of Planning and Community Development, January

Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. 2009 ‘Mapping Climate Change and Community Engagement at DSE: 2006-2009’, Report for the Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victorian Government, June

Fritze J. & Wiseman J. 2009 ‘Climate Justice: Key Debates, Goals and Strategies’ in J. Moss (ed), Climate Change and Social Justice, MUP, Melbourne

Wiseman J. and Nolan T. ‘Climate transformation: the next revolution in public health?’ 2008 Journal of Public Health, 30 (4): 362-363

Bourke, S., Blashki, G., Fritze, J. and Wiseman, J. 2008 ‘Hope, despair and transformation: climate change and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing’, International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 2: 13

Wiseman, J. 2007 Climate Change and Social Justice: Towards an Australian Research and Policy Agenda, Just Policy, No. 46, December, pp 8-11.

Post-carbon pathways

Wiseman, J.2020 ‘Imagination, Bravery and Action: The Great Energy Transition of the 21st Century’ in Blashki, G. and Sykes, H. eds. Climate, Health and Courage, Future Leaders, Melbourne

Wiseman, J. Workman, A. and Plinke, C. 2020 ‘Zero-carbon economy transition opportunities and priorities: Implications for the development of an Australian Carbon Transition Commission, Centre for Policy Development, March 2

Wiseman, J. Workman, A. and Plinke, C. 2020 ‘Zero-carbon economy transition strategies: Literature Survey, Centre for Policy Development, March 2

John Wiseman, 2018 ‘The great energy transition of the 21st century: The 2050 Zero-Carbon World Oration’, Energy Research and Social Science, 35, pp. 227-232

Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. 2015 ‘Post-Carbon Economy Transition Strategies: Roadmaps, Roadblocks and Theories of Transformational Change’ in Bumpus, A., Tansey, J., Henriques, B. and Okereke, C. (eds). Carbon Governance, Climate Change and Business Transformation, Routledge, London

W Idil Gaziulusoy, Paul Twomey, John Wiseman and Chris Ryan, 2015 ‘Future Finance and Business Potential for Disruptive Contributions to Urban Decarbonisation and Resilience”, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne, September

Alexander, A., Nicholson, K. and Wiseman, J. 2014, ‘Fossil Free, The Development and Significance of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement’, Issues Paper, No. 4, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne

Wiseman, J., Edwards, T and Luckins, K. 2014 ‘Pathways to a sustainable and resilient urban future: economic paradigm shifts and policy priorities’ in Pearson, L. Newton, P. and Roberts, P. Resilient Sustainable Cities: A Future, Routledge

Wiseman, J. 2014 ‘Imagine 2033: How we achieved rapid transition to a just and resilient post carbon society’ ‘in Sykes, H. (ed) A Love of Ideas, Future Leaders, Melbourne

Wiseman, J. 2013 ‘Lead the way or lose the lot: Climate change challenges and solutions for Australia’ in Lyons, M. ed. Pushing Our Luck: Ideas for Australian Progress, Centre for Policy Development, Sydney

Wiseman, J., Edwards, T and Luckins, K. 2014 ‘Pathways to a sustainable and resilient urban future: economic paradigm shifts and policy priorities’ in Pearson, L. Newton, P. and Roberts, P. Resilient Sustainable Cities: A Future, Routledge

Wiseman, J., Edwards, T. and Luckins, K.  2013, ‘Post carbon pathways: A meta analysis of 18 large scale post carbon economy strategies’, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, June

Wiseman, J. Edwards, T. and Luckins, K. 2013 ‘Post Carbon Pathways: Towards a Just and Resilient Post Carbon Future’, Centre for Policy Development and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, Melbourne, April

Wiseman, J. and Edwards, T. 2012 ‘Post Carbon Pathways: A critical overview of plans and strategies for achieving a rapid transition to a just and sustainable post carbon future’, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute and Centre for Policy Development, March

Edwards, T. and Wiseman, J. 2012 Sleepers Wake: With courage we can build a post carbon Australia, The Conversation, May 30

Biggs, C., Ryan, C. and Wiseman, J. 2010 ‘Distributed systems: A design model for sustainable and resilient infrastructure’, Distributed Systems Briefing Paper No. 3, Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne, March 2010

Biggs, C., Ryan, C., Wiseman, J. and Larsen, K. 2009 ‘Distributed Water Systems: A networked and localised approach for sustainable water services’. Distributed Systems Briefing Paper No. 2, Victorian Eco Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne, September

Coal phase out and just transitions

Ayas, C. and Wiseman, J. 2022, ‘The coal transition in Turkey’ in Jacobs, M. and Steckel, J. The Political Economy of Coal, Routledge

Wiseman, J, (Chair) Regional communities making the transition to Net Zero, ABC Big Ideas, 11 November 2021

Diluiso, F. et al 2021 Coal transitions—part 1: a systematic map and review of case study learnings from regional, national, and local coal phase-out experiences, Environ. Res. Lett. 16 113003

Wiseman, J. 2021, ‘Quitting coal need not end in crisis: Not quitting it is sure to’, Canberra Times, December 17

Wiseman, J. 2021 ‘Quitting coal need not end in crisis’, Economic Times of India, November 25

Wiseman, J. and Wollersheim, 2021  L. Building Just and Prosperous Zero Carbon Regions, Pursuit, 27 October 

Wiseman, J., Workman, A., Fastenrath, S. and Jotzo, F. 2020 After the Hazelwood coal fired power station closure: Latrobe Valley regional transition policies and outcomes 2017-2020, CCEP Working Paper 2010

Jotzo, F and Wiseman, J. 2020 ‘The end of coal fired power can be managed or messy’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 February

Thomas Spencer, Michel Colombier, Oliver Sartor, Amit Garg, Vineet Tiwari, Jesse Burton, Tara Caetano, Fergus Green, Fei Teng & John Wiseman, 2018 ‘The 1.5°C target and coal sector transition: at the limits of societal feasibility’, Climate Policy, 18:3, 335-351

Coenen, L., Campbell, S. and Wiseman, J.2018  ‘Regional Innovation Systems and Transformative Dynamics: Transitions in Coal Regions in Australia and Germany’, in Isakesen, A., Martin, R. and Trippl, M (eds), New Avenues for Regional Innovation Systems – Theoretical Advances, Empirical Cases and Policy Lessons, Springer, London

Jotzo, F., Malouz, S and Wiseman, J. 2018 Coal Transition in Australia, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Wiseman, J. 2018 Australian climate change trends, risks and opportunities Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

Wiseman, J. Campbell, S. and Green, F. 2017 Prospects for a “just transition” away from coal-fired power generation in Australia: Learning from the closure of the Hazelwood Power Station, CCEP Working Paper 1708, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, November

Wiseman, J. 2016 Submission to: Commonwealth of Australia, Senate Inquiry on Retirement of Coal Fired Power Stations, November 8

Alternatives to neo-liberal globalization

Alexander, S. and Wiseman, J.2016 ‘The Degrowth Challenge: Reducing energy and resource consumption as an essential component in achieving carbon budget targets‘ in Garcia, E, Martinez-Iglesias, M. and Kirby, P (eds), Transitioning to a Post-Carbon Society: Degrowth, Austerity and Wellbeing, Macmillan Education

Wiseman, J. 2016 ‘Roads Less Travelled: Reflections on Fifty Years of Arena Conversations about Ecological Politics’, in John Hinkson, Paul James, Simon Cooper, Alison Caddick, Melinda Hinkson and Dan Tout, Cold War to Hot Planet, Arena, December

Wiseman, J. 2005 ‘Designing public policy after neo-liberalism’ in Smythe, P. Reddel, T. and Jones, A. (eds.) Community and Local Governance, UNSW Press, Sydney

Wiseman, J. 2002 ‘Turning the Titanic: Policy Making After Neo Liberalism’ in S. McBride, L. Dobuzinskis, M.Griffin Cohen and J. Busumtwi-sam (eds) Global Instability: Uncertainty and New Visions in Political Economy, Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

McBride, S. and Wiseman, J. (eds.) 2000 Globalisation and its Discontents, Macmillan, London

Cohn, T., McBride, S. and Wiseman, J. (eds.) 2000 Power in the Global Era: Grounding Globalisation, Macmillan, London

Hewitt, A. and Wiseman, J. 2000 ‘Memory, Reflection, Imagination and Action: Advocacy and Social Action Strategies in a Globalising World’ Just Policy, No.19/20, September

Wiseman, J. 1999 ‘Here to stay?  Strategic implications of the 1997 Australian Maritime dispute’ in Cohn, T., McBride, S. and Wiseman, J. (eds.) Grounding Globalisation, Macmillan, London

Wiseman, J. 1999 ‘Alternative globalisation strategies’ in McBride, S. and Wiseman, J. (eds.) Globalisation and its Discontents, Macmillan, London

Wiseman, J. 1999 ‘Godzilla Must be tamed’, The Age, February 12

Wiseman, J. 1998 Global Nation: Australia and the Politics of Globalisation, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne,

Wiseman, J. 1998 ‘Here to stay? The 1997-1998 Australian waterfront dispute and its Implications’ in Labour and Industry, Vol. 9, No. 1, August

Wiseman, J. 1998 ‘Alternatives to oppressive globalisation’ in Lelio Basso International Foundation, Prize for Economic and Political Alternatives, Lelio Basso Foundation, Rome

Wiseman, J. 1997 ‘Globalisation, fragmentation and the future of social policy and community services’ for Community Child Care, 1997

Wiseman, J. ed.1997 Alternatives to Globalisation: An Asia Pacific perspective, CAA/Oxfam International, Melbourne

Wiseman, J. 1997 ‘Room to move: alternatives to globalisation’ in J. Wiseman, ed. Alternatives to Globalisation in the Asia Pacific Region, CAA/Oxfam International, Melbourne

Wiseman, J. 1997 ‘Yes Mrs Thatcher There are Alternatives’ in Arena Magazine, May

Wiseman, J. 1996 ‘Life on the global racetrack’ Australia and the politics of globalisation’ in Just Policy, June

Wiseman, J. 1996 ‘Internetionale’ in Arena Magazine, No. 22, April May

Wiseman, J. ‘1996 A Kinder Road to Hell: Australian Labor and the Politics of Progressive Competitiveness’ in The Socialist Register

Wiseman, J. 1996 Review of Rees, S. and Rodley, G. (eds.) The Human Costs of Managerialism, Pluto, Sydney, 1995 in Frontline, No. 34, April

Wiseman, J. 1996 ‘In search of Commandante Marcos’ , Frontline, No. 34, April

Hudson, R. and Wiseman, J. ‘1995 The fat man cometh?  The initial policy directions of the Victorian Liberal/National Party government’ in Spoehr, J. and Broomhill, R. (eds.) Altered States: The Impact of Free Market Policies on the Australian States, Centre for Labour Studies, University of Adelaide

Wiseman, J. 1995 The Labor Legacy in Australia, Centre for Research on Work and Society Working Paper No. 11, CRWS, York University, Toronto

Wiseman, J. 1995 ‘Globalization is not Godzilla’ in Frontline, No. 26, July

Wiseman, J. 1995 ‘Canadian coalitions- Australian possibilities’ in Frontline, No. 25, June

Wiseman, J. 1995 ‘NAFTAmath: Canada’s bitter experience in the free trade wars’ in Arena Magazine, April/May,

Wiseman, J. 1995 ‘The price of competition?  Lessons for Australia in the Dismantling of Canada’s Welfare State’ in Just Policy, No. 2, March

Wiseman, J. 1994 ‘Critical overview of outcomes of the first two years of the Kennett Government in Victoria’ for Social Justice Research Foundation, Adelaide

Wiseman, J. 1994 ‘The future of work debate after Working Nation’, Labour and Industry, Vol. 6, No. 1

Wiseman, J. 1986 ‘The relationship between employment and environmental issues in Melbourne Conserver Economics Group, An Economic Strategy for Social Change and a Sustainable Society, Melbourne Conserver Economics Group

Wiseman, J. 1986 ‘Widening the Privatisation Debate’ in Labour Resourcer, Vol. 6., No. 1, March

Wiseman, J. ‘Red or Green?  1984 The German Ecological Movement’, Arena, 68

Wiseman, J. 1984, ‘Rediscovering the Politics of Co-operation’, Arena Magazine, No. 70, April-May

Considine, M.,Watts. R., Dalton. T. and Wiseman, J. 1984 ‘Regional Policies: Critique and Alternatives’ in ‘Regional Journal of Social Issues’, No. 15, December

Wiseman, J. 1984 ‘One City’s Fight to Keep Jobs’ Australian Society, May

Wiseman, J. 1978 ‘Power Handout at the Family Centre’ in Arena, 51

Community strengthening and community wellbeing

James, P., Young, B., Gleeson, B. and Wiseman, J. 2017 ‘What actually is a good city?’ The Conversation, July 12

Davern, M., West, S., Bodenham, S. & Wiseman, J. 2011 ‘Community Indicators in Action: Using Indicators as a Tool for Planning and Evaluating the Health and Wellbeing of a Community’ in Sirgy, J., Phillips, R. & Rahtz, D. (Eds), Community Quality-of-Life Indicators, Best Cases V. Springer: New York

Wiseman, J. 2011 ‘Happiness: The Real Purpose of Economic Development’ The Conversation, August 24

Cox, D., Frere, M., West, S. and Wiseman, J. ‘The development and use of community wellbeing Indicators: Learning from Community Indicators Victoria’, Australian Journal of Social Issues, May, 2010

Edwards T, Fritze, J & Wiseman J. 2009. ‘Community Wellbeing in a Changing Climate: Challenges and Priorities for the Australian Community Sector; Just Policy, 50: 80-86.

Brasher, K. and Wiseman, J. ‘Community Wellbeing in an unwell world’, Journal of Public Health Policy, Vo. 29, No. 3, 2008, pp. 353-365

McMahon, J., Wiseman, J. and Zubrick, S. ‘Individual, organisational and community level indicators of mental health and wellbeing’, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, December 2007

West, S., Bertone, S. and Wiseman, J. ‘Mainstreaming Change: Learning from Community Strengthening in Victoria’, Just Policy, Ed 41, September 2006, pp. 34-42

Wiseman, J. ‘Local Heroes: Learning from Recent Community Strengthening Initiatives in Victoria’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 65, No. 2, June 2006, pp. 95-107

Wiseman J. & Edwards T. 2009. ‘Community health and wellbeing in a changing climate: challenges and priorities for the health sector in Victoria’. Health Issues Journal, 2009 (99): 10-15.

Langmore, J. and Wiseman, J. ‘Progress and Wellbeing: More than GDP and Tax Cuts’, Insight, January, 2008

Salvaris, M. and Wiseman, J. ‘Community Wellbeing Indicators’, VicHealth, February 2003.

Brasher, K. and Wiseman J. ‘Community Wellbeing in an Unwell World’, Policy Signpost No. 1, McCaughey Centre, University of Melbourne, 2007

Heine, M. ,Salvaris, A. , Langworthy, A.,Mclean, N., Pyke, J., Raysmith, R. and Wiseman, J. ‘Measuring Wellbeing, Engaging Communities’, Final Report of the Victorian Community Indicators Project, Victoria University, July 2006

Muirhead, B, Winter, A. and Wiseman J, University Community Engagement Strategies, Victorian Department of Education and Training’, Melbourne, 2005

Nichols, D. and Wiseman, J. ‘Finding Common Ground: Community Building projects can make a difference, Eureka Street, Vol. 13, No. 6, July-August, 2003, pp. 24-26

Wiseman, J. ‘Happiness: The Real Purpose of Economic Development’ The Conversation, August 24, 2011

Wiseman, J. ed. ‘Local Government Leadership and Community Strengthening’, Cranlana Program, Myer Foundation, Melbourne, 2005

Fensham, R. and Wiseman, J. ‘Crossroads: Community Arts and Community Development’, Community Arts Network, Victoria, 1989

Social justice and social policy

James, P., Young, B., Gleeson, B. and Wiseman, J. ‘What actually is a good city?’ The Conversation, July 12, 2017.


Wiseman, J.2016  ‘Lost in translation: knowledge, politics and power’ in Carey, G., Landvogt, K. and Barraket, J. (eds) Creating and Implementing Public Policy, Routledge, London

Wiseman, J. 2010 ‘Dancing with Strangers: Understanding the Parallel Universes of Academic Researchers and Policy Makers’, SSA/ANZSOG Discussion Paper No. 11, May 2010

McDonald-Wilmsen, B., Gifford S., Webster, K., Wiseman, J. & Casey, S. ‘Resettling Refugees in Rural and Regional Australia: Learning from Recent Policy and Program Initiatives’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 68 (1): 97-111, 2009

Robson, B. and Wiseman, J. ‘Disadvantage and Inequality in Metropolitan Melbourne’, Melbourne Community Foundation, December 2009

Gifford, S., McDonald, B., Webster, K. and Wiseman, J. ‘Refugee resettlement in regional and rural Victoria: Impacts and policy issues’, VicHealth, 2008

Winter, A. and Wiseman, J. ‘University-Community Engagement in Victoria: Achievement, Possibilities, Challenges and Dangers’, Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement, Vol 1, Spring 2005, pp. 1-11

Wiseman, J. 2005 ‘Growing Victoria Together’: The challenges of integrating social, economic and environmental policy directions at State and regional levels in A. Rainnie and M. Grobelaar. eds New Regionalism in Australia’, Ashgate, London

Hill, M. and Wiseman, J. New directions in community strengthening’ in J. Wiseman, Local Government Leadership and Community Strengthening, Cranlana Program, Myer Foundation, Melbourne, 2005

Wiseman, J. ‘ Broadening and deepening democracy: Learning from recent experiments in citizen and community engagement’, in Patmore, G. (ed.) Labour Essays, 2004, Pluto, Sydney.

Sheehan, P. and Wiseman, J. ‘Investing in the West: A Region in Transition’, Victoria University, Melbourne, 2004

Carson, l. and Wiseman, J. Stakeholder engagement options and strategies for Oxfam/Community Aid Abroad, May 2003

Adams, D. and Wiseman, J. ‘Navigating the Future, The Development and Implementation of Growing Victoria Together’, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 62, No. 2, June 2003, pp. 11-23

Wiseman, J. ‘Learning about Innovation and Balance: Report on international policy trends’, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government, November 2001

Wiseman, J. 2000 ‘All for one and one for all? The past and future of the Australian welfare state’ in A. McMahon, J. Thomson, and C. Williams (eds) The Australian Welfare State: Key Documents and Themes, Tertiary Press, Croydon,

Wiseman, J. 1999 ‘From work for all to work for the dole’ in Quinn, M. and Weeks, W. (eds.) Issues Facing Australian Families (3rd edition), Longman, Melbourne

Wiseman, J. ‘Which hills are the lights on now?  Labor, community and social movement politics in Australia’ in Inglis, J. (ed.), Government, public administration and community participation, Pluto, Sydney, 1996

Wiseman, J. ‘Community Economic Development in Canada’ in Vanerveld, E. An Overview of Local Enterprise Development in the OECD 1980-1994, Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Melbourne 1996

Wiseman, J.1996, ‘National Social Policy in an Age of Global Power? Lessons from Canada and Australia’ in Pulkingham, J. and Ternowetsky, G. (eds.) Remaking Social Policy: Staking Claims and Forging Change, Fernwood, Toronto,

Dalton, T., M. Draper, M., Weeks, W. and Wiseman, J. Making Social Policy in Australia: An Introduction,Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1996

Wiseman, J. ‘Beyond Safety Nets and Springboards: The Challenges of Australian Income Security Policy’ in Weeks, W. and Wilson, J. (eds) Issues Facing Australian Families, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne, (revised edition) 1995

Wiseman, J. ‘The Labour Party’s Reason for Existence: The Development of the Victorian Social Justice Strategy’ in Considine, M. and Costar, B. (eds.) Labor in Victoria, MUP, Melbourne, 1992

Wiseman, J. ‘Labour, Social Justice and the Welfare State: Implications of the Victorian Social Justice Strategy’ in Social Policy Research Centre, Proceedings of the National Social Policy Conference-1989, SPRC Reports and Proceedings, Sydney, 1989

Watts, R. and Wiseman, J. ‘From Charity to Industry’: Papers of the Conference on the Future of the Social and Community Services Industry, PIT Press, Melbourne, 1989

Wiseman, J. ‘Return to Full Employment’, ACOSS Discussion Paper, ACOSS, Sydney, 1988

Wiseman, J. ‘Submission to Commonwealth Social Security Review on Changes to Unemployment Benefits’, VCOSS, 1988

Camilleri, J. Christoff, P., Frankel, B., Watts, R., and Wiseman, J. New Economic Directions for Australia, PIT Press, Melbourne, 1988

Wiseman, J. ‘The role of the public sector in education policy and programs’, in Tregillis, S. (ed.) The Role of the Public Sector in Australia’s Economy and Society, Labor Resource Centre, Melbourne, 1987

Wiseman, J. Employment Policy Agenda, Australian Council of Social Service, October, 1987

Wiseman, J. The Communications Challenge: The Future of Telecom, Australian Telecom Employees Association, Melbourne 1987

Wiseman, J. Regional Policy-Who Benefits? Western Region Council for Social Development, September, 1985

Wiseman, J. Submission to Commonwealth Inquiry into Local Government Finance Commonwealth Department of Local Government for Department of Local Government, 1985

Wiseman, J. Employment and Labour Market Policy Options, Western Region Council for Social Development, July 1984

Wiseman, J. Critique of Regional Policy, Western Region Council of Social Development, 1984

Wiseman, J. Economic and Employment Strategies of the Greater London Council, Phillip Institute of Technology, 1984

Wiseman, J. Work Experience Schemes in Youth Services, Department of Community Welfare Services, August, 1982

Wiseman, J. Towards a Radical Praxis With Unemployed Youth Department of Social Work, Melbourne University, 1978

Wiseman, J. Employment of Disabled People In The Western Region of Melbourne, Health Commission, 1978

Wiseman, J. Organisational Analysis of Support Work Opportunity Program, Brotherhood of St Laurence, 1978

Wiseman, J. ‘Trade and Industry Policy Options.’ ACOSS, 1992

Wiseman, J. ‘Review of ‘Radical Social Work Today’ by M. Langan and P. Lee (Unwin Hyman, London, 1989) in Impact, May, 1990

Wiseman, J. ‘Restoring Full Employment?  Responding to the Commonwealth Government Green Paper on Full Employment ‘, in Left Connections May, 1994

Wiseman, J. ‘Work and Income in Australia: Time for a New Debate’ in Policy Issues Forum, December, 1992

Wiseman, J. ‘Welfare beyond slogans’ (Review of Beilharz, P. , Considine, M. , and Watts, R. Arguing About the Welfare State, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1992.) in Australian Book Review, August 1992

Wiseman, J. ‘Options for a New Work Ethic’ in The Age, October 23 1992

Wiseman, J. ‘The Search for Common Ground’ in Poverty Watch, August 1991

Wiseman, J. Review of ‘Children and the Future of Work’ by L. Crossely (Brotherhood of St. Laurence, Melbourne 1990) in Children Australia, Vol. 16 No. 2, 1991

Wiseman, J. Review of ‘Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation’ by A. Wolfe (University of California Press, Berkeley, 1989) in Prometheus, Vol. 9, No. 1, June 1991

Wiseman, J. ‘Defend and Create: Towards a Strategy for the Social and Community Services Sector’ in Policy Issues Forum, October, 1990

Wiseman, J. ‘Threats and possibilities in the housing interest rate debate’ in VCOSS Noticeboard, June 1989

Wiseman, J. From Charity to Industry’ in ACOSS Impact, December 1988

Wiseman, J. ‘The Future of Full Employment’ in Equity, September 1988

Wiseman, J. ‘Clearing the Ground: Privatisation and Democratisation’ in Labour Resourcer, Vol. 8, No. 4, April 1988

Wiseman, J. ‘Review of Considine, M. Public Policy: A Critical Approach, Macmillan, South Melbourne, 1994 for Australian Political Science Review, 1996

Peace and nuclear disarmament

Wiseman, J. ‘Review of ‘London Under Attack-The Report of the Greater London Area War Risk Study’ (Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1986) in Urban Policy and Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1988

Wiseman, J. ‘Beyond The Cross of Iron: The Economics of Military Spending’ in New Internationalist, September, 1986

Wiseman, J. ‘Lights in the Darkness?  Australian politics after the Nuclear Disarmament Party’ in Chain Reaction, Winter, 1985

Wiseman, J. ‘The Peace Movement in Europe’ in Arena, 70, 1985

Wiseman, J. ‘The Kiwi and the Cockatoo: Australian and New Zealand Foreign Policy’ in Arena, 69, 1984

Wiseman, J. ‘Out of the Swamp: Some Thoughts on PND Strategy’ in Flashpoint , Vol. 1, No. 2, August 1984

Probert, B. and Wiseman, J. ‘Unofficial Peace Groups in Eastern Europe: An Outline of Some Recent Developments’ in The Peace Movement in Eastern Europe, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Melbourne, 1983

Wiseman, J. ‘Towards the Burning’ in Australian Book Review, October, 1984

Wiseman, J. Peace and Disarmament: An Annotated Bibliography, Monash University, Department of Politics, 1983