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Australia’s developmental trajectory: Neoliberal or not?


Higgins, V, Australia's developmental trajectory: Neoliberal or not?, Dialogues in Human Geography, 42 pp. 161-164. ISSN 2043-8206 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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General support is given for Weller and O’Neill’s (2014) aim to question the influence of neoliberalism on political and economic change in Australia. However, their key proposition that Australia’s developmental trajectory has never been neoliberal in intent or outcome is challenged. Critiqued also is Weller and O’Neill’s use of a working definition of neoliberalism that fails to engage explicitly or sufficiently with theoretical perspectives on neoliberal governance. A governmentality approach is argued to offer a way forward in exploring how neoliberal and non-neoliberal rationalities and techniques articulate with one another as part of attempts to address specific problematizations of rule.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Neoliberalism; governance; Australia
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Higgins, V (Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:124680
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-03-04
Last Modified:2018-03-21

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