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Only in Australia : the history, politics, and economics of Australian exceptionalism

Author: William Oliver Coleman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume analyses how Australia's economic and social policy diverges from that of the wider Anglophone world. It looks at diverse issues such as labour market regulation, taxation, and political power and voting.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Only in Australia.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)943678105
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Oliver Coleman
ISBN: 9780191814853 0191814857 9780191067556 0191067555
OCLC Number: 957604679
Notes: Based on papers presented at a one day conference, "The Australian Sonderweg: between choice, chance and destiny," held in 2014 on the Freemantle Campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 320 pages .)
Contents: Cover; Only in Australia: The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; List of Tables; Notes on Contributors; 1. The Australian Exception; 1.1 The Question; 1.2 Questioning the Question; 1.3 Planet Australia; 1.4 The Australian Moment; References; 2. Australian Exceptionalism: A Personal View; 2.1 Worlds Apart: Nomads and the Industrial Revolution; 2.2 Making Peace: Australia and New Zealand; 2.3 Australia: an Early Showplace of Mass Prosperity; 2.4 Australian Gold Glitters across the Seas 2.5 Wool and Gold: Two Commodities that Wed2.6 From Despotism to Democracy: a Swift Transition; 2.7 How a Populist Democracy Flavoured Economic Life; 2.8 After the Panic; 2.9 Where Would Socialism First Sprout? Australasia or Russia?; 2.10 Immigration: an Exceptional History; 2.11 The Compass Needle Swings from Britain to Asia; 2.12 The Balance Sheet; References; 3. Theories of Australian Exceptionalism; 3.1 Status and Station; 3.2 Fraternity; 3.2.1 Russel Ward; 3.2.2 Louis Hartz; 3.3 Autonomy and W. K. Hancock; 3.4 Societal Technology and A. F. Davies; 3.4.1 Colonial Origins 3.4.2 Authoritarianism3.4.3 Legal Constructivism; 3.5 Disharmony in the Spheres; 3.6 The Underlying Causes; 3.7 The Inertial Society; 3.8 The Law and the Word; References; 4. Utilitarianism contra Sectarianism: The Official and the Unauthorized Civic Religion of Australia; 4.1 The Myth of Australia as Secular; 4.2 Religion in Australia; 4.3 Australia and the Secular; 4.4 Religion, the State, and Education; 4.5 Being Protestant, Being British; 4.6 The End of Protestant Australia; References; Legislation; 5. Tocqueville, Hancock, and the Sense of History; 5.1 Lives and Settings 5.2 The New Regime5.3 Democracy in Australia; 5.4 The Points of Contrast; 5.5 Democracy under God; 5.6 The Contrasting Fates; References; 6. Australia's 'Talent for Bureaucracy' and the Atrophy of Federalism; 6.1 Federalist in Spite of Itself; 6.2 Fédéralisme sans Doctrines; 6.3 The Talent for Bureaucracy; 6.4 Adjectival Federalism; 6.5 Federation as a Bureaucracy: Reform of the Federation Green Paper (2015); 6.6 Retrieving Federalism from Bureaucracy; References; 7. Australia's Industrial Relations Singularity; 7.1 Origins; 7.2 The System Crashes 7.3 The First Attempt at Change: Hawke and Keating7.4 A Renewed Attempt at Change: The Howard/Reith Reforms; 7.5 The Rudd Reset; 7.6 The Effects of Labour Market Regulation; 7.7 How Do Other Countries Do Things?; 7.7.1 United Kingdom; 7.7.2 New Zealand; 7.7.3 USA; 7.7.4 Japan; 7.7.5 France; 7.8 The Impact of Minimum Wages and Penalty Rates: The Balance Sheet; 7.9 Conclusion; References; Legislation; Cases; 8. Australia's Electoral Idiosyncrasies; 8.1 The Secret Ballot; 8.2 Proportional Representation; 8.3 Preferential Voting; 8.4 Compulsory Voting; 8.5 The National Party
Responsibility: edited by William O. Coleman.

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