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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)
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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.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Essays.
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.)
9781921313776
1921313773
Standard No. 458814
AU@ 000042979547
AU@ 000043285114
AU@ 000058146410
AU@ 000060580939
GBVCP 1008651656

 
    
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