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From fear of depression to fear of war: a reinterpretation of the political issues involved in the transition from the Chifley government to the Menzies government, 1945-1952

Lee, David


In this thesis I attempt to trace the most important differences between the Chifley and Menzies governments Without disagreeing with the view that the two governments agreed on many things, such as the need for a large immigration programme, Keynesian economic ideas, and the welfare state, I argue that there was a fundamental difference between the two governments: their attitudes and policies to the threats of depression and war. A Labor government afraid of depression but relatively...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991-01
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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