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Only in Australia : the history, politics, and economics of Australian exceptionalism / edited by William O. Coleman
Bib ID 7130469
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Edition First edition. 
Description Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016 
xiii, 320 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780198753254 (hardback)
019875325X (hardback)
Summary

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT. AUSTRALIAN. This edited volume is about the Australian difference and how Australia's economic and social policy has diverged from the approach of other countries. Australia seems to be following a 'special path' of its own that it laid down more than a century ago. Australia's distinctive bent is manifested in a tightly regulated labour market; a heavy reliance on means testing and income taxation; a geographical centralization of political power combined with its dispersal amongst autonomous authorities, and electoral singularities such as compulsory and preferential voting.

Notes

"Almost all the chapters of this book had their genesis in a one-day conference, 'The Australian Sonderweg: Between Choice, Chance and Destiny', held in 2014 on the Fremantle Campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA)"--Acknowlegements.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Sheep and wool.  |  Politics and Government - Political parties - Liberal Party / National Party.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Grain.  |  Employment - Labour market.  |  Economic sectors - Manufacturing.  |  Economic sectors - Financial services.  |  Politics and Government - Elections.  |  Aged - Retirement income.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation.  |  History - Political.  |  Mining industry - Gold.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Civil rights.  |  Socioeconomic conditions.  |  History - Economic.  |  Economics - Taxation.  |  Politics and Government - Political parties - Australian Labor Party.  |  Settlement and contacts - Ethnic groups, immigration and multiculturalism.  |  Religions - Christianity.  |  Employment - Conditions - Industrial relations - Trade unions.  |  Occupations - Public servants.  |  Australia -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- Congresses.  |  United States (USA)  |  Australia.  |  Japan.  |  Germany.  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  France.  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Coleman, William Oliver, 1959- editor

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