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Description - Winners and Losers by Stuart Macintyre

What is a fair wage? Is there a right to work? Is there a right to shelter or to good health? What are the entitlements of those who cannot work? Can opportunities be equal? For women? For Aborigines? For more than a century, Australians have addressed expectations of social justice to their governments and have had to live with the consequences. This book looks at how changing circumstances have generated changing popular aspirations, and how these in turn have been translated into public policy. It argues that social justice has no single meaning and is in fact the site of conflicting and divergent endeavours. Precisely for this reason it has a special relevance for the age of consensus. The first part of this book uses these shifting interpretations of social justice as a lodestar to chart a new course through the history of this country. The second part shows how it operates today as a focus of debate in areas ranging from education to Aboriginal land rights. The book therefore offers a new perspective on the past and a trenchant analysis of the present. It draws together a wide range of material and presents it by means of case studies that assume no specialist knowledge. It will appeal to students of Australian history, public policy and social welfare; and it is addressed to all readers with an interest in the future of their country.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780868614625
ISBN-10: 0868614629
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 196
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1985
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre is a senior lecturer in history at Melbourne University who has written extensively on historical and contemporary subjects.

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