Six Theories of Neoliberalism

Written by Terry Flew on November 25, 2012

This is the paper that I will be presenting to Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, the Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) 2012, held at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia, 26-29 November, 2012. I will be presenting on Thursday 29 November at 9am if anyone wishes to come along.

The abstract is:

This paper takes as its starting point the observation that neoliberalism is a concept that is ‘oft-invoked but ill-defined’ (Mudge 2008: 703). It provides

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Policy Solutions Workshop

Written by Terry Flew on August 12, 2011

Policy Problems Seeking Policy Solutions
Carolyn Adams, Macquarie Law School
Presentation to Australian Law Reform Commission Legal Officers, 12 August 2011

*  contemporary government challenges papers of Australian Public Service Commission are relevant e.g. Tackling Wicked Problems, Smarter Policy, Challenges of evidence-Based Policy Making.

* Public Policy Development – role played by statutory agencies such as ALRC – ALRC Act 1996 s. 21 and s. 24 – consideration of economic costs/benefits has become a more recent consideration

* ALRC has more scope to pursue more

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Knowledge Brokers – HASS on the Hill 23 March 2010

Written by Terry Flew on March 23, 2011

Knowledge Brokers and Brokering 

 HASS on the Hill, Canberra 23 March

Jonathan Lomas, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

– lexical difficulty of specialist journals 30+; New Scientist 4.0; newspapers 0
– anecdotes work as a way of representing findings
– pessimistic about capacity of universities to be able to translate their research to the broader public  – research grants and academic journal writing score much higher on promotes committees than reports intended for public policy makers or the wider public
– perhaps independent

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