Labor's conflict: Big business, workers and the politics of class

Bramble, Tom and Kuhn, Rick Labor's conflict: Big business, workers and the politics of class. Port Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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Author Bramble, Tom
Kuhn, Rick
Title Labor's conflict: Big business, workers and the politics of class
Place of Publication Port Melbourne, Vic., Australia
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9780521138048
Language eng
Total number of pages 226
Collection year 2011
Year available 2010
Abstract/Summary Once widely regarded as the workers greatest hope for a better world, the ALP today would rather project itself as a responsible manager of Australian capitalism. Labor's Conflict provides an insightful account of the transformations in the Party's policies, performance and structures since its formation. Seasoned political analysts, Tom Bramble and Rick Kuhn offer an incisive appraisal of the Party's successes and failures, betrayals and electoral triumphs in terms of its competing ties with bosses and workers. The early chapters outline diverse approaches to understanding the nature of the Party and then assess the ALP's evolution in response to major social upheavals and events, from the strikes of the 1890s, through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the post-war boom. The records of the Whitlam, Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments are then dissected in detail. The compelling conclusion offers alternatives to the Australian Labor Party, for those interested in progressive change.
Keyword Australian Labor Party
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: viii, 226 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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