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Title: Sowing the Seeds. "The Hawke Government: A Critical Perspective" by Susan Ryan and Troy Bramston (eds). [review]
Authors: Walter, James
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
James Walter
Bob Hawke
Neal Blewett
Gareth Evans
Brian Howe
Barry Jones
Ralph Willis
Bill Kelty
Paul Keating
the Accord
élite pluralism
Geoff Kitney
Julian Disney
David Day
Stephen Duckett
Mary Kalantzis
Patrick Dodson
Robert Menzies
John Howard
Pacific Solution
Michael Keating
Issue Date: Nov-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Walter, James 2003. Sowing the Seeds. Review of "The Hawke Government: A Critical Perspective" by Susan Ryan and Troy Bramston (eds). 'Australian Book Review', No 256, November, 15-16.
Series/Report no.: No 256
Abstract: This is a fascinating, inspiring and disquieting book. It is fascinating because it succeeds so well in its comprehensive overview of policy making and policy intentions during the Hawke government (1983–91). That success derives from the unparalleled mix of insiders (former ministers, public servants, leaders of unions and NGOs), journalists and academic analysts, though the voice that is notably absent is that of business. This book is capacious enough to sustain many interpretations. It is a rich resource for understanding politics, policy making and leadership in the Hawke years, and it provokes deep reflection on the state of politics now.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/841
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 256 - November, 2003

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