An "independent" political economy for Australia? Reflections on unorthodox political possibilities

Dow, Geoff and Guille, Howard (2011) An "independent" political economy for Australia? Reflections on unorthodox political possibilities. Social Alternatives, 30 1: 44-48.

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Author Dow, Geoff
Guille, Howard
Title An "independent" political economy for Australia? Reflections on unorthodox political possibilities
Journal name Social Alternatives   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0155-0306
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 30
Issue 1
Start page 44
End page 48
Total pages 5
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Social Alternatives
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The ALP did not win the 2010 federal election. We now have a minority ALP government supported by (mainly rural) independent MPs. This situation means some unorthodox economic ideas – for long popular in rural communities but unpopular with policy elites – deserve an airing they haven’t enjoyed recently. We show that many of these ideas have respectable intellectual pedigrees in maverick traditions of political economy. Some have also been influential in developmental contexts elsewhere. As pressure mounts on the independents to become more orthodox, we offer a reminder that unusual policy problems may require unusual policies based on unusual ideas.
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