Axing ATSIC: Australian Liberalism and the "Government of Unfreedom"

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dc.contributor.author Watson, V
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:55:47Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Policy and Society, 2005, 23 (4), pp. 57 - 81
dc.identifier.issn 1449-4035
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10358
dc.description.abstract The Howard Government s axing of ATSIC has attracted widespread criticism from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people alike, much of it articulated in terms of an argument that we are witnessing a return to assimilation in Australian Indigenous affairs. This paper cautions against such a return to assimilation analysis of Indigenous policy and administration. Rather, I argue that the changes are more accurately understood in terms of a shifting configuration of liberal and advanced liberal forms of governance. Both modes of governance (and the forms of political reasoning and technologies of government they manifest) are typically understood as premised on liberal practices of freedom, but the axing of ATSIC is just one example of how they are shown in Australian Indigenous affairs simultaneously to manifest specifically authoritarian liberal practices of unfreedom .
dc.publisher University of Sydney, Australia
dc.title Axing ATSIC: Australian Liberalism and the "Government of Unfreedom"
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.description.version Published
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Policy and Society
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 23
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Auckland, New Zealand
dc.identifier.startpage 57 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 81 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Cultural Studies Group en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Where Waters Meet
dc.for 2103 Historical Studies
dc.personcode 030566
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-11-28
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity Auckland, New Zealand
dc.description.keywords en_US
dc.description.keywords stream-aquifer interaction
dc.description.keywords groundwater modelling
dc.description.keywords optimisation
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures


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