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An economics 'whodunit', this book is a search for the suspects who committed the crime (as many people see it) of the steady retreat from Australia's egalitarian policy structures and institutions over the past two decades. Argy proposes an ambitious, but economically and politically viable, social reform agenda for the future.
Malaysia is at a political and economic crossroad, and the direction it takes is of vital importance to the whole Southeast Asian region. This important book is the first comprehensive analysis of contemporary Malaysia and the struggle for its political and economic leadership.
Edited by Peter Dawkins and Paul Kelly
A bold contemporary statement for an economic and social reform agenda, Hard Heads, Soft Hearts draws on contributions from a wide range of Australia's leading thinkers across academia, politics, the Public Service, business, unions and community groups. Edited by Paul Kelly, one of Australia's leading political and economic commentators, and Peter Dawkins, head of the Melbourne Institute
A fascinating insight into the culture of the saltwater peoples of northern Australian coasts, their profound knowledge of and attachment to their sea country, how this endured despite dislocation and repression, and how this has shaped their values and relations with territory - with telling contrasts to our own western institutions and their origins.