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Title Australia under construction : nation-building : past, present and future / edited by John Butcher.

Imprint Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU E Press, 2008.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 171 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series [ANZSOG series]
ANZSOG (Series)
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed July 28, 2008).
"This monograph arose from the special workshop, 'Nation-building in Australia: Past, Present Present and Future', offered as part of the Governing by Looking Back conference held at the Australian National University from 12-14 December, 2007"--Acknowledgements.
Contents Nation-building in Australia: a discourse, iconic project or tradition of resonance? / John Wanna -- The unfinished business of nation-building / John Butcher -- In the wake of economic reform ... new prospects for nation-building? / Michael Pusey -- The challenge of teaching Australian history / Anna Clark -- A passion for white elephants: some lessons from Australia's experience of nation building / Richard Evans -- Populate, parch and panic: two centuries of dreaming about nation-building in inland Australia / Robert Wooding -- Australia's fiscal straitjacket / Fred Argy -- The 'Building Better Cities' program 1991-96: a nation-building initiative of the Commonwealth Government / Lyndsay Neilson -- Stumbling towards nation-building: impediments to progress / Anthony F. Shepherd -- Broadbanding the nation: lessons from Canada or shortcomings in Australian federalism? / Michael de Percy -- Re-imagining the Australian state: political structures and policy strategies / Ian Marsh.
Summary "From its beginnings as a settler society through to present day concerns about 'broadbanding the nation', the nation-building narrative has resonated with Australians. The very idea of nation-building has both excited the popular imagination about what we might achieve as a society and a nation, and has occasioned despair about missed opportunities. The eleven authors contributing to this monograph reflect on these, and other themes from a variety of perspectives. They challenge our understanding of the term 'nation-building', reflect on its contemporary relevance as a framework for public policy and even re-appraise the contribution of past 'iconic' nation-building endeavours"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
Subject Federal government -- Australia -- Congresses.
Politics and culture -- Australia -- Congresses.
Australia -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Australia -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.
Australia -- Politics and government -- Congresses.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Economic history. (OCoLC)fst00901974
Federal government. (OCoLC)fst00922333
Politics and culture. (OCoLC)fst01069952
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Butcher, John.
Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
ANU E Press.
Other Form: Print version: 9781921313776
ISBN 9781921313783 (electronic bk.)
1921313781 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 458814
AU@ 000042979547
AU@ 000043285114
AU@ 000058146410
AU@ 000060580939
GBVCP 1008651656

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