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- DescriptionQueensland is different. It's the 'Deep North'. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if the cliches that ring true of the Sunshine State are in fact the nation's future? Queensland had long been seen as the land that time forgot, with a narrow ecomy based on agriculture, mining and transport - and conservative values. But from the 1980s a transformation took place. The state modernised, entrenching democratic reforms and civil liberties, becoming less like itself and more like everyone else. Yet w, in the era of Campbell Newman, Clive Palmer and national politics that ooze alarmist populism, it feels like Queensland's history of eccentricity and unrest has colonised the whole country. So how does Queensland both point the way forward and shine a light on the way we live w? Political commentator and Queenslander Mark Bahnisch looks closely and boldly at the Queensland experience, from the Joh Era to the present. His must-read book reaches some surprising conclusions.
- Author BiographyMark Bahnisch was the founder of awardwinning political blog Larvatus Prodeo (2005-13) and his commentary has been published in Crikey, New Matilda, The Drum, the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and elsewhere. He has a PhD in sociology from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and has lived in Brisbane for most of his life.
- Author(s)Mark Bahnisch
- PublisherUNSW Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2015
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationSydney
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintUNSW Press
- Weight200 g
- Width135 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
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