Australia Reshaped: 200 Years of Institutional Transformation

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As the concluding volume in the series, this book is structurally and qualitatively different from those preceding. Eight leading social scientists have written major essays on key elements of Australian institutional life. Each chapter contributes significantly by providing an overview of regional and international scholarly interest.

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'The collection if particularly useful for those already well acquainted with Australian history and its individual institutions since it offers a variety of alternative perspectives for understanding their developments and impacts. It is also useful for those with interests in the specific chapter topics since the authors engage in lively fashion with the themes of institutions and the empirics of Australian social life.' Journal of Public Administration

'… more than just a collection of papers tracing the historical roots of Australia's political and institutional developments; it is a critical diagnosis of events and acts that provide a reflexive, often personal, interpretation from both a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective. This volume is highly recommended for clarity of analysis, wealth of references and international comparisons.' Public Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521520751
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/9/2002
  • Series: Reshaping Australian Institutions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1 Introduction 1
2 Australia's Institutions and Australia's Welfare 25
3 Australia's Economic Institutions 53
4 Globalization and Australian Institutions 86
5 Including Australia: A Democratic History 114
6 Waltzing Matilda: Gender and Australian Political Institutions 148
7 Australian Democracy and Indigenous Self-Determination, 1901-2001 181
8 The Grammar of Colonial Legality: Subjects, Objects, and the Australian Rule of Law 220
9 Political Leadership and Rhetoric 261
Index 295
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