Politics, Society, Self
Uni. Of Western Austr, Australian Studies
Paperback, Ed: 01, 9781742583426
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Since retiring as Premier of Western Australia in 2006, Geoff Gallop has returned to his pre- political career as an academic. In the role of public intellectual – his post-political thinking – he has focused on matters of the self in society: of contemporary politics, pragmatics, fundamentalism, fairness, and the meaning and importance of well-being for public policy and the person. From the international, to the national, and down to the individual, Gallop brings a measured voice to debates that are universal, relevant and personal. Gathered from public speeches and newspaper columns, along with new essays, the chapters include: ‘The World Today’, ‘Putting the Public Sector to Work’, ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ and ‘A Fair Society’.