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Disconnected - Andrew Leigh

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9781742231532
Number Of Pages: 208

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In this forensic examination of how we live, Andrew Leigh, one of our most exciting young thinkers, rips though Australian life and asks whether we are tightly-knit and looking out for each other, or are we all disconnected? Organisational membership records and surveys show that our society is shifting rapidly. These days, chances are you never quite get around to talking to your neighbours, or you're always too busy to give blood. In Disconnected Andrew Leigh guides us through the reasons that our social fabric has begun to fray, and outlines steps to creating a better civic and personal life.


Interesting but a bit dry


Great information here and good clear thinking about Australian culture and the value of community. I took his idea about adding and measuring social capital and starting using it right away. Its just that it could use a few more real-life dynamic anecdotes and stories to illustrate and bring the material to life. He could be a Australian Malcolm Gladwell if he did that, but not quite yet.




3.0 1


"Andrew Leigh is a rarity--an economist who can crunch numbers and write lucid, engaging prose on a subject that matters." --Adele Horin, columnist and reporter, "Sydney Morning Herald"

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Joining, volunteering and givingp. 10
Religionp. 30
Politicsp. 50
The workplacep. 72
Sport, culture and entertainmentp. 86
Friends and neighboursp. 101
Trust and honestyp. 117
Explaining the trendsp. 129
What is to be done?p. 151
Notesp. 165
Further readingp. 188
Indexp. 190
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ISBN: 9781742231532
ISBN-10: 1742231535
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3