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Contesting the Australian way : states, markets, and civil society

Author: Paul Smyth; Bettina Cass
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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Since the 1980s public policy has been perceived as being in a crisis of uncertainty, the result of a century of protectionist policies inaugurated in a so-called 'Australian settlement'. We are told that consolidating the market imperative, both in economic and social policy, is the way out of this crisis. In this book, a leading group of writers challenge this view, calling for reassertion of a 'mixed' rather than  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Smyth; Bettina Cass
ISBN: 0521633060 9780521633062 0521633907 9780521633901
OCLC Number: 39209989
Description: vii, 280 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: States, markets and the global dimension : an overview of certain issues in political economy / Hugh Emy --
Social policy context / Bettina Cass --
Australian settlement and Australian political thought / Graham Maddox --
Australian way / Jill Roe --
Remaking the Australian way : the Keynesian compromise / Paul Smyth --
Unmaking the Australian Keynesian way / Tim Battin --
Public sector reform and the Australian way / Lionel Orchard --
Government and civil society : restructuring community services / Deborah Brennan --
Social movements, democracy and conflicts over institutional reform / Jocelyn Pixley --
Economic restructuring in Australia : policy settlements, models of economic development and economic rationalism / Stephen Bell --
Economic rationalism : social philosophy masquerading as economic science / J.W. Neville --
Accord and industrial relations : lessons for political strategy / Roy Green --
Is Australia particularly unequal? : traditional and new views / Peter Whiteford --
Competitive future : the industry commission and the welfare sector / John Ernst --
Working nation and beyond as market bureaucracy : the introduction of competition policy in case-management / Michael Wearing and Paul Smyth.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Smyth and Bettina Cass.
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