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Room To Manoeuvre : Political Aspects of Full Employment - Paul Boreham; Geoff Dow and Martin Leet

Room To Manoeuvre

Political Aspects of Full Employment

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Paul Boreham, Geoff Dow and Martin Leet believe that ful employment is still attainable in Austrlaia. Having carefully studied unemployment policy performance in the major industrial democracies of the OECD over the past two decades, they are in the unique position of being able to answer such questions as-


Why has Australia had higher unemployment than other countries over the past twenty-five years?
Would solutions to unemployment require higher taxes?
Has economic rationalism contributed to unemployment?
What s more important for Australia s future- low unemployment or industry competitiveness?

In Room to Manoeuvre they offer a startling research-based critique of contemporary Australian politics. Their analysis refutes contemporary policy orthodoxy and the unemployment strategies adopted by Australian governments.

Room to Manoeuvre deals with political aspects of unemployment—the political failures which allow unemployment to continue; the political and institutional changes needed to reduce unemployment; and the political and intellectual dimensions of the role of orthodox policy advice. The an

"This is an interesting and thoughtful evaluation of a long-term policy failure in Australia." --"The Journal of Industrial Relations"

Preface
Political aspects of unemployment: the great debatep. 1
The politics and economics of unemployment in Australia: the comparative contextp. 22
Economic limitsp. 59
Policy optionsp. 111
Political possibilitiesp. 152
The political path to full employment in Australiap. 185
Bibliographyp. 226
Indexp. 244
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780522848625
ISBN-10: 0522848621
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 8th August 1995
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.97  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1