Ungoverning the Economy

Ungoverning the Economy : Political Economy of Australian Economic Policy

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This work aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the politics and policy dynamics of economic policy making in Australia. It argues that in the last 20 years there has been a transformation in Australian political economy along "economic rationalist" lines, a significant departure from Australia's relatively statist political economic tradition. Economic rationalist policies have failed to deal with Australia's most fundamental economic problems, and, accordingly, there is a need to rethink economic policy. The book ends with constructive suggestions for policy reform.
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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 150 x 220mm | 490g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 68 figures, 10 tables, bibliography; 68 figures, 10 tables, bibliography
  • 0195536347
  • 9780195536348

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: The Instruments and Tasks of Economic Policy. 2: Economic Policy: Processes, Institutions and the Australian State. 3: Explaining Economic Policy. 4: Historical Dimensions of Australias Political Economy. 5: A Watershed in Political Economy. 6: The new orthodoxies of Economic Management. 7: The Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy. 8: Wages policy, industrial relations and the limits of corporation. 9: The Political Economy of Microeconomic Policy. 10: More on Outcomes: Inequality, Investment and Trade. 11: Rethinking Economic Policy
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