The Cambridge Handbook of the Social Sciences in Australia

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work in the profession outside Australia by failing to publish in international journals, as is all too evident from the bibliography to this chapter. It is ironic that a good portion of the small number of articles on Australian political economy that have appeared in such journals has been written by non-Australia-based writers, and this work does not always display the most informed understanding of the subject matter. All of this is unfortunate The uniqueness of the Australian political economy and the research done on it deserve a wider audience.


Notes
1
A related developmental picture, stemming from work on the political economy of regionalism, relates to growing regional disparities in Australia, associated with difficulties in the commodities sectors and weaknesses in developing new dynamic sectors. There is no room here to explore this literature, although it should be noted that work on the political economy of regionalism is still underdeveloped in Australia (though see Galligan 1984; Head 1986; Stilwell 1992; Gray and Lawrence 2001; Sorensen 2002).
2
This timing was not propitious for the development of the study of IPE in Australian universities, whose phase of rapid expansion (at least in numbers of academic staff if not of students ) had ended by then. The number of international-relations specialists in Australian universities has always been small (Kubalkova and Cruickshank 1987) and has shrunk substantially since this observation was recorded. At any one time only a handful of these specialists has been active in researching topics in IPE. Because relatively few academic staff taught the subject, an equally small number of students completed PhDs on IPE topics. Active researchers were also lost to overseas institutions, where the focus of their work inevitably moved away from Australian-oriented topics. At the beginning of 2002, there were only six international-relations specialists with professorial rank in Australian universities, of whom only one specialised in international political economy.
3
Significant contributions by historians include Dyster and Meredith (1990) (revised edition Meredith and Dyster 1999), and Pinkstone and Meredith (1992).
4
Gregory (1991) provides a rare empirical examination of an issue at the heart of dependency theorists' concerns: the extent to which Australian economic performance and economic policies are determined externally.
5
Liberalisation in the financial sphere and Australia's relations with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has received relatively little attention. Financial deregulation is covered in Bell (1997), Capling, Crozier and Considine (1998), and Kenwood (1995).
6
On the early postwar period, see also Lee (1995). Snape, Luttrell and Gropp (1998) update the trade-policy documents for the period from the mid-1960s to mid-1990s.
7
Rix (1986) provides a history of the early postwar relationship.
8
Hamilton (1991) and Matthews and Ravenhill (1992) present arguments for the relevance of new economic theorising for Australian trade policies.

References

ACIRRT. 1999. Australia at Work: Just Managing. Australian Centre for Industrial Relations Research and Teaching. Sydney: Prentice Hall.

Anderson, K., and R. Garnaut. 1987. Australian Protectionism:Extent, Causes and Effects. Sydney:Allen and Unwin.

Anderson, T. 1993. Financial deregulation: Why did competitive markets fail? Journal of Australian Political Economy 31:57–73.

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  • Contents v
  • Figures and Tables vii
  • Contributors x
  • Preface and Acknowledgements xviii
  • Introduction 1
  • References 13
  • Part 1 - Economics 15
  • Chapter 1 - Privatisation 17
  • References 27
  • Chapter 2 - Competition Policy and Regulation 31
  • References 40
  • Chapter 3 - Economics and the Environment 45
  • References 57
  • Chapter 4 - Health Economics 60
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  • Chapter 5 - Immigration 74
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  • Chapter 6 - Labour Market and Industrial Relations 94
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  • Chapter 7 - Income Distribution and Redistribution 118
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  • Chapter 8 - Taxation 138
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  • Chapter 9 - Innovation 153
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  • Chapter 10 - International Trade and Industry Policies 168
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  • Chapter 11 - The Macro Economy 186
  • Notes 199
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  • Chapter 12 - Money and Banking 203
  • References 216
  • Part 2 - Political Science 221
  • Chapter 13 - Political Theory 223
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  • Chapter 14 - Federalism and the Constitution 234
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  • Chapter 15 - Legislative Institutions 249
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  • Chapter 16 - Political Parties and Electoral Behaviour 266
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  • Chapter 18 - Gender Politics 305
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  • Chapter 19 - Interest Groups and Social Movements 323
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  • Chapter 20 - Environmental Policy and Politics 345
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  • Chapter 21 - International Relations 358
  • Notes 368
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  • Chapter 22 - Political Economy 374
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  • Chapter 23 - Public Policy and Public Administration 406
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  • Part 3 - Sociology 431
  • Chapter 24 - Patterns of Social Inequality 433
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  • Chapter 25 - Families and Households 462
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  • Chapter 26 - Gender Perspectives 480
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  • Chapter 27 - Work and Employment 499
  • Notes 511
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  • Chapter 28 - Crime and Deviance 518
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  • Chapter 30 - Population 554
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  • Chapter 31 - Race, Ethnicity and Immigration 573
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  • Chapter 32 - Urban and Regional Sociology 590
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  • Chapter 34 - Religion and Spirituality 626
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  • Chapter 35 - Cultural Studies, Australian Studies and Cultural Sociology 638
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  • Author Index 678
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