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Author Pusey, Michael, 1939-

Title Economic rationalism in Canberra : a nation-building state changes its mind / Michael Pusey
Published Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1991
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1991


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Description ix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- Introduction: Canberra in the balance -- Part I. Canberra: A State Apparatus Changes Its Mind: 1. Images of contemporary Australia -- 2. Profiles of Canberra's political administrators -- 3. The inner triangle -- 4. The instrumentation of state power -- Part II. State and Society: Reflections, Refractions, Reductions: 5. 'Rationalisation' and modernity: what has happened to the state's deliberative capacity? -- 6. Integrity under stress: the Lucky Country enters the world economy -- Appendices -- Notes and references -- Index
Summary Presents an understanding of economic rationalism in the Australian context, based on a detailed study of Canberra bureaucrats through interviews with more that 200 members of the elite Senior Executive Service in key departments of the Canberra state apparatus
Analysis Australia
Public administration
Australia overseas comparisons
Economic policy
Economic rationalism
Federal issue
Key item
Organisational change
Public administration
Public service
Senior Executive Service
Social policy
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-300) and index
Notes Also available online
Subject Civil service -- Australia.
Australia -- Economic policy.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Social policy.
Australia -- Economic policy -- 1976-1990
Australia -- Economic policy -- 1990-
Australia -- Economic policy -- 1990-2001
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-1965
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1965-1990
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1976-1990
LC no. 91002950
ISBN 0521334225
0521336619 (paperback)
ABBREV TI Economic Rationalism in Canberra