The Ethical State: Social Liberalism and the Critique of Contract
Australian political tradition is often characterised in terms of utilitarianism and pragmatic attitudes towards the role of the state. In this paper I argue that to understand Australian political tradition one must also understand the importance of idealist liberalism at the time of Australia's nation-building. In particular, I suggest that the central Australian political institution of conciliation and arbitration embodied the philosophical critique of contract and the concept of the...[Show more]
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