Liberalism and the Australian Federation


Edited by J.R. Nethercote


Published in 2001 this collection of 18 essays was produced as part of the Liberal Party's contribution to the Centenary of Federation celebrations.

'This book is about liberalism, the political philosophy pre-eminent at Australia's federation and during its first one hundred years. It provides an authoritative account of the achievements of the Party, and its forerunners, in Australia's development as a nation. The book demonstrates the pervasive impact of liberalism on the nation's political institutions and the policies which have shaped the growth of its economy and society. Based on the work of a diverse group of Australian scholars Liberalism and the Australian Federation demonstrates that during the twentieth century, Australian history and Australian liberalism were closely intertwined.

John Howard, Foreword


A. A. Staley and J. R. Nethercote, Liberalism and the Australian Federation

Chandran Kukathas, Liberalism: the International Context


Gregory Melleuish, Australian Liberalism


Winsome Roberts, Liberalism: The Nineteenth Century Legacy


Greg Craven, A Liberal Federation and a Liberal Constitution


Ian Marsh, The Federation Decade


Margaret Fitzherbert, Alfred Deakin and the Australian Women's National League


J. R Nethercote, Liberalism, Nationalism and Coalition, 1910-29

Clem Lloyd, The Rise and Fall of the United Australia Party


Michael Keenan, The First Menzies Government and the Second World War


Graeme Starr, The Menzies Government and Post-War Prosperity


Ian Hancock, Liberal Governments, 1966-72


Charles Richardson, The Fraser Years


Andrew Norton, Towards a New Australian Settlement? The Progress of Australian Liberalism


J. J. Pincus, Liberalism and Australia's Economic and Industrial Development


John Roskam, Liberalism and Social Welfare


Campbell Sharman, Federalism and the Liberal Party


Carl Bridge, In the National Interest: Liberal Foreign Relations from Deakin to Howard

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