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dc.contributor.authorButcher, John
dc.date.issued2008
dc.date.submitted2013-11-05 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T14:56:59Z
dc.identifier458814
dc.identifierOCN: 236168000
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/33817
dc.description.abstractThe Australian nation is a work in progress. So conclude the authors whose views are represented in this most recent offering in the ANZSOG monograph series, Australia Under Construction: Nation-building past, present and future. From its beginnings as a settler society through to present day concerns about ‘broadbanding the nation’, the nation-building narrative has resonated with Australians. The very idea of nation-building has both excited the popular imagination about what we might achieve as a society and a nation, and has occasioned despair about missed opportunities. The eleven authors contributing to this monograph reflect on these, and other themes from a variety of perspectives. They challenge our understanding of the term ‘nation-building’, reflect on its contemporary relevance as a framework for public policy and even re-appraise the contribution of past ‘iconic’ nation-building endeavours. To this subject the authors bring intelligence, wit and a healthy disdain for sacred cows. A stimulating read for anyone interested in the history, challenges and prospects of nation-building in Australia.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government
dc.subject.otherpolitics and government
dc.subject.otheraustralia
dc.subject.othersocial conditions
dc.subject.othereconomic conditions
dc.subject.otherCommonwealth of Nations
dc.subject.otherInfrastructure
dc.subject.otherNation-building
dc.titleAustralia Under Construction
dc.title.alternativeNation-building past, present and future
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/OAPEN_458814
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameANU Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttp://press.anu.edu.au
oapen.pages171
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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