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- DescriptionWhy does Australia, a nation with one of the world's best ecomies, have such a dim view of its own performance? Why does it see itself as worse off than some of the basket-case ecomies of southern Europe? How did a country that was smart eugh to avoid recession and mass unemployment despite a global meltdown get so down on itself? In Glory Daze Jim Chalmers argues that the combination of hyper-partisanship and self-serving incentives in politics have resulted in a deficit of national self-esteem. This insider account provides a unique perspective on national identity. Chalmers concludes that unless a stop is put to the poisous politics of recent years, Australia runs the risk of squandering existing national advantages and compromising our ability to tackle the challenges of the future.
- Author BiographyJim Chalmers is the Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre, following a long stint as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Wayne Swan. He has worked for the federal Labor Party in various senior roles for more than a decade, and was a key adviser from the first day of the Rudd Government in 2007 until his departure from the Gillard Government in early 2013. Dr Chalmers has also been a senior aide to Kim Beazley and Morris Iemma, and National Research Manager for the Australian Labor Party. He has a first class honours degree in public policy from Griffith University and a PhD in political science and international relations from the Australian National University. He lives and works in Logan City to the south of Brisbane, Queensland.
- Author(s)Jim Chalmers
- PublisherMelbourne University Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2013
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationCarlton
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2013
- ImprintMelbourne University Press
- Weight319 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
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