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Vol. 20 No. 1 (Autumn, 2004)

Vol. 20 No. 1 (Autumn, 2004)
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FEATURE: What Is Fair About A 'fair go'?
Peter Saunders

Social affairs intellectuals who equate popular support for a ‘fair go’ with egalitarianism are out of step with what ordinary Australians think ‘fairness’ means.

FEATURE: Another Global Trade Crisis
David Robertson

The multilateral trading system has been seriously weakened by four worrying trends.

COMMENT: The Transformation of International Law
Darryn Jensen

International law has long had its critics. In theory, it provides an indispensable framework for the stable and orderly conduct of international relations, a framework created by states to serve their collective interests.

REVIEW ESSAY: The Idea of the University
Geoff Sharrock

Off Course: From Public Place to Marketplace at Melbourne University by John Cain and John Hewitt (Scribe Publications, 2004).

COMMENT: Can We Preserve Liberty in an Age of Terrorism? Two Perspectives
John Humphreys

Security is essential for the enjoyment of freedom in a liberal society, but this does not mean that we should accept security at any price. Preserving Liberty by Nicholas Southwood and What Price Security? by John Humphreys.

BOOK REVIEW: What's Wrong With the Liberal Party?
Michael Keenan

What’s Wrong With The Liberal Party? by Greg Barns (Melbourne University Press, 2003).

FEATURE: A Cure for Health Care
Vern Hughes

A consumer empowerment model of health care provides the most feasible strategy out of the current health policy reform impasse.

BOOK REVIEW: Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia
Amalia Matheson

Corrupting the Youth: A History of Philosophy in Australia by James Franklin (Macleay Press, 2003).

BOOK REVIEW: A Perilous and Fighting Life: From Communist To Conservative,The Political Writings of Professor John Anderson
Jim Packer

A Perilous and Fighting Life: From Communist to Conservative, The Political Writings of Professor John Anderson by Mark Weblin (Pluto Press, 2003).

BOOK REVIEW: Art of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations
Scott Featherston

Art of Creation: The Founding of The United States by Stephen C. Schlesinger (Westview Press, 2003).

FEATURE: Food Phobias: Behind the Fuss Over GM Crops
Phillip Killicoat

The biggest problem consumers have with agricultural biotechnology is not genetic modification, but misinformation.

BOOK REVIEW: Orwell's Australia: From Cold War to Culture War
Martin Sheehan

Orwell’s Australia: From Cold War to Culture War by Dennis Glover (Scribe Publications, 2003).

BOOK REVIEW: Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language
Chris Leithner

Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language by Don Watson (Random House Australia, 2003).

DEBATE: Crime and Punishment
Nicole Billante,
Brian Bedkober

Are greater use of prisons and more police work needed to reduce crime rates?

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