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Dynamics Downunder: Australian Economic Strategy and Performance from the Palaeolithic to the Twenty-first Century

Snooks, Graeme Donald


This essay attempts to quantify and explain the economic performance of the Great South Land – later called Australia – from the first migrations some 60,000 years ago to the present, and beyond. A general dynamic theory – the ‘dynamic-strategy’ theory – has been employed to provide a new interpretation of ‘dynamics Downunder’. It is shown, among other things, that the bold attempt from the 1910s to the 1960s to turn aside from the traditional development policy of exogenously driven...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006-12
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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