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Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Chris Miller and Lionel Orchard


At a time when neoliberal and conservative politics are again in the ascendency and social democracy is waning, Australian public policy re-engages with the values and goals of progressive public policy in Australia and the difficulties faced in re-affirming them. It brings together leading authors to explore economic, environmental, social, cultural, political and Indigenous issues. It examines trends and current policy directions and outlines progressive alternatives that challenge and extend current thinking. While focused on Australia, the contributors offer valuable insights for people in ... More

Keywords: public policy, neoliberalism, social democracy, public value, Australia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447312673
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Miller, editor
Flinders University, Austalia

Lionel Orchard, editor

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Part One Setting the Scene

One Towards a new progressive policy agenda

Chris Miller and Lionel Orchard

Part Two Economics, Welfare and Work

Four Putting together work and care in Australia: time for a new settlement?

Barbara Pocock, Janine Chapman and Natalie Skinner

Five Welfare reform

Ben Spies-Butcher

Part Three Culture and Society

Ten Mixed messages in the new politics of education

Louise Watson and Charlotte Liu

Part Four Environment, Population and Cities

Part Five Politics and Government

Seventeen Politics and government

James Walter and Zareh Ghazarian

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