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Responding to Economic Globalisation: Strengthening and Centralising State Capacity


Marsh, MI, Responding to Economic Globalisation: Strengthening and Centralising State Capacity, remoteFOCUS: The Challenge, Conversation, Commissioned Papers and Regional Studies of remote Australia, Desert Knowledge Australia, B Walker (ed), Alice Springs, pp. 44-50. ISBN 978-0-9873958-1-8 (2012) [Other Book Chapter]

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Governance in Australia was transformed after 1983. In the face of a perceived economic crisis and weakened state capacity, major changes were progressively introduced which were designed to buttress governmental authority and rework the role of the state (e.g.Kelly, 1992; Pusey, 1991). The most fundamental change concerned the ends and means that framed conceptions of the state. A new narrative concerning the policy challenges presented by an open and globalised economic context was adopted by both major parties. In a decade, developmental and social policy frameworks that had been in place since Federation were overturned. Bipartisan endorsement was critical in the rapid implementation of this agenda.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:Stengthening the central state, contracting out public services, NGOs
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Comparative government and politics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other economic framework
Objective Field:Other economic framework not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marsh, MI (Professor Ian Marsh)
ID Code:83073
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Australian Innovation Research Centre
Deposited On:2013-02-28
Last Modified:2015-03-24

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