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Of Labour & Liberty: Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966 (Politics)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – April 2017
What will the future of work, social freedom and employment look like? In an era of increased job insecurity and social dislocation, is it possible to reshape economics along democratic lines in a way that genuinely serves the interests of the community? This book arises from Race Matthews half a century and more of political and public policy involvement. It responds to evidence of a precipitous decline in active citizenship, resulting from a loss of confidence in politics, politicians, parties and parliamentary democracy; the rise of lying for hire lobbyism; increasing concentration of capital in the hands of a wealthy few; and corporate wrong-doing and criminality. It also questions whether political democracy can survive indefinitely in the absence of economic democracy -- of labour hiring capital rather than capital labour. It highlights the potential of the social teachings of the Catholic Church and the now largely forgotten Distributist political philosophy and program that originated from them as a means of bringing about a more equal, just and genuinely democratic social order. It describes and evaluates Australian attempts to give effect to Distributism, with special reference to Victoria. And with an optimistic view to future possibilities it documents the support and advocacy of Pope Francis, and ownership by some 83,000 workers of the Mondragon co-operatives in Spain.
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ISBN-13: 9781925495331
ISBN-10: 1925495337
Pagini: 400
Ilustrații: illus
Dimensiuni: 135 x 210 x 36 mm
Greutate: 0.37 kg
Editura: Monash University Publishing
Colecția Monash University Publishing
Seria Politics