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The Cambridge Handbook of Social Sciences in Australia

By Ian McAllister (Edited by), Steve Dowrick (Edited by), Riaz Hassan (Edited by)

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Format: Hardcover, 726 pages
Other Information: 40 tables
Published In: United Kingdom, 16 May 2003
The Cambridge Handbook of Social Sciences in Australia is a high quality reference on significant research in Australian Social Sciences. The book is divided into three main sections, covering the central areas of the social sciences - economics, sociology and political science. Each section examines the significant research in the field, placing it within the context of broader debates about the nature of the social sciences and the ways in which more recent institutional changes have shaped how they are defined, taught and researched.

Table of Contents

Part I. Economics: 1. Privatisation John Quiggin; 2. Competition policy and regulation Stephen P. King; 3. Economics and the environment Jeff Bennett; 4. Health economics Jane Hall; 5. Immigration Glenn Withers; 6. Labour market and industrial relations Jeff Borland; 7. Income distribution and redistribution Peter Saunders; 8. Taxation Patricia Apps, Glenn Jones and Elizabeth Savage; 9. Innovation Peter Sheehan and George Messinis; 10. International trade and industry policies Kym Anderson; 11. The macro economy Graeme Wells; 12. Money and banking Bruce Felmingham; Part II. Political Science: 13. Political theory Chandran Kukathas; 14. Federalism and the constitution Brian Galligan; 15. Legislative institutions Campbell Sharman; 16. Political parties and electoral behaviour Simon Jackman; 17. Electoral systems David M. Farrell and Ian McAllister; 18. Gender politics Patty Renfrow; 19. Interest groups and social movements Ian Marsh; 20. Environmental policy and politics Elim Papadakis; 21. International relations Christian Reus-Smit; 22. Political economy Stephen Bell and John Ravenhill; 23. Public policy and public administration John Wanna; Part III. Sociology: 24. Patterns of social inequality Kathryn Dwan and John S. Western; 25. Families and households Janeen Baxter; 26. Gender perspectives Chilla Bulbeck; 27. Work and employment Bill Martin; 28. Crime and deviance Sharyn L. Roach Anleu; 29. Health and illness Jake M. Najman; 30. Population Peter McDonald; 31. Race, ethnicity and immigration Christine Inglis; 32. Urban and regional sociology Scott Baum and Patrick Mullins; 33. Rural sociology Stewart Lockie, Lynda Herbert-Cheshire and Geoffrey Lawrence; 34. Religion and spirituality Gary D. Bouma; 35. Cultural studies, Australian studies and cultural sociology Philip Smith and Brad West; 36. Sociological theory Peter Beilharz; 37. Social policy and social welfare Adam Jamrozik.

About the Author

Ian McAllister is Director, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Steve Dowrick is ARC Senior Fellow, School of Economics, Australian National University. Riaz Hassan is a Professor, Department of Sociology, Flinders University of South Australia.


'... a landmark publication ...' Political Studies Review

EAN: 9780521822169
ISBN: 0521822165
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions: 24.89 x 17.53 x 4.32 centimetres (1.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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