Labor Neoliberals Or Pragmatic Neo-Laborists? the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments in Office, 1983-96 (Essay)
Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History 2010, May, 98
Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History
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The election of the Hawke Labor government in 1983 marked the critical moment of Australian political economy in the twentieth century. The ensuing 13 years of continuous ALP government represented an epochal shift to the period now known as the neoliberal era. Understanding this period of recent Australian history has taken on a renewed significance as the Rudd Labor government struggles to deal with the financial crisis afflicting the global capitalist system. The prevailing interpretation of the recent past will undoubtedly shape the rationale for constructing the future. In the context of continuing class struggle, the present conjuncture marks a unique opportunity for an aspirant hegemonic class and the intellectuals who are charged with leading it. Framing 'Neoliberalism'
- Category: Business & Personal Finance
- Published: 01 May 2010
- Publisher: Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
- Print Length: 28 Pages
- Language: English