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The Resource Great expectations : government, entitlement and an angry nation, Laura Tingle

Great expectations : government, entitlement and an angry nation, Laura Tingle

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Great expectations : government, entitlement and an angry nation
Title
Great expectations
Title remainder
government, entitlement and an angry nation
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Laura Tingle
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Language
eng
Summary
Rather than relaxed and comfortable, Australians are disenchanted with politics and politicians. In this brilliant short book ? an expanded version of her acclaimed Quarterly Essay ? Laura Tingle shows that the reason for this goes to something deep in Australian culture: our great expectations of government. Since the deregulation era of the 1980s, Tingle finds, governments can do less, but we wish they could do more. From Hawke to Gillard, each prime minister has grappled with this dilemma. Keating sought to change expectations, Howard to feed a culture of entitlement, Rudd to reconceive the federation. Through all of this, and back to our origins, runs an almost childlike sense of the government as saviour and provider. Now we are an angry nation, and the Age of Entitlement is coming to an end. What will a different politics look like? And, Tingle asks, even if a leader surfs the wave of anger all the way to power, what answer can be given to our great expectations?
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ANL
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Tingle, Laura
Dewey number
320.994
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Political science
  • Politicians
  • Australia
  • Australia
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Great expectations : government, entitlement and an angry nation, Laura Tingle
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Publication
Note
Previous ed. 2012
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050721441
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
2nd edition.
Extent
v, 137 pages
Isbn
9781863956147
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)837255224
Label
Great expectations : government, entitlement and an angry nation, Laura Tingle
Publication
Note
Previous ed. 2012
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050721441
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
2nd edition.
Extent
v, 137 pages
Isbn
9781863956147
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)837255224

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