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The Politics of the Common Good

Dispossession in Australia

Jane R. Goodall (author)

ISBN: 9781742236018

Publication Date: Jan 2020

Format: Paperback

With insight, passion and an eye on history, Jane Goodall argues that as the ravages of neo-liberalism tear ever more deeply into the social fabric, the principle of the commons should be restored to the heart of our politics.
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‘The Earth is a Common Treasury', proclaimed the English Revolutionaries in the 1640s. Does the principle of the commons offer us ways to respond now to the increasingly destructive effects of neoliberalism?

With insight, passion and an eye on history, Jane Goodall argues that as the ravages of neo-liberalism tear ever more deeply into the social fabric, the principle of the commons should be restored to the heart of our politics. She looks in particular at land and public institutions in Australia and elsewhere. Many ordinary citizens seem prepared to support governments that increase national debt while selling off publicly owned assets and cutting back on services. In developed countries, extreme poverty is becoming widespread yet we are told we have never been so prosperous.

This important book calls for a radically different kind of economy, one that will truly serve the common good.
  • Topical and constructive – this book argues for the restoration of the principle of the commons as a way of reclaiming the social fabric from the ravages of neo-liberalism
  • Questions why so many citizens support governments that increase national debt while selling off publicly owned assets
  • Asks how and why our political culture and economic policies have become so hostile to communal resources and public ownership
  • Has an eye on the history of the commons as well as those who advocate for it in a modern form: Bill Shorten and Sally McManus for example in Australia; Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the US.
Pages 320
Dimensions 234 x 153
Date Published 30 Jan 2020
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Subject/s Economic systems & structures   Comparative politics   Political ideologies   Popular economics  
Jane R. Goodall is an Emeritus Professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. A novelist, writer and commentator on the history and politics of cultural change, she is a regular contributor to Inside Story.

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