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Globalising Australian Capitalism - Bob Catley

Globalising Australian Capitalism

Paperback Published: 7th October 1996
ISBN: 9780521566186
Number Of Pages: 256

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This book tells the story of Australia's integration into the international economy. It traces the Australian economy from Federation to its inevitable downturn in the 1970s and assesses the current state of play as Australia struggles under the pressures of economic globalisation. Bob Catley argues that the insistent protection of domestic commodity industries has left Australia tied to slow growth industries at the expense of expanding the manufactured goods and services industries which now make up the bulk of world trade. Topics include the inadequacies of the dirigiste dual economy, the necessary rise of economic rationalism, demographic and geographic repercussions of globalisation, and the implications for Australian international relations of the emerging power of the Asia-Pacific region. Catley argues that structural changes are still required to ensure a competitive Australian economy in the world market.

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"This book is a well-informed and well-written account of the transformation of Australian economic policy in the past twenty years, from inward-looking protectionism towards market and export orientation." Pacific Affairs

The international system and the end of the cold war
The world market and the industrial revolution in Asia
The Australian state and economic development
Economic rationalism changes Australian politics
Government and business in Australia
The public sector reinvented
Australian industry restructures
Geographic dimension of change
Australia joins the Asia Pacific: from ANZUS to APEC
All in a day's work
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ISBN: 9780521566186
ISBN-10: 0521566185
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 7th October 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.38