Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140100168 [ 2014-01-01 - 2019-06-30 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Carol Johnson (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Expanding equality: A historical perspective on developments and dilemmas in contemporary Australian social democracy. This project will be the first to analyse how successive Labor governments’ policy perspectives on equality (including class, gender, race, sexuality, technological and regional inequality) have changed and expanded over time. It will throw new light on contemporary Australian Labor Party at a time when some critics accuse Labor of betraying its egalitarian traditions due to the influence of neoliberal ideology, while others accuse Labor of neglecting workers by pursuing minority social issues. It will provide a distinctive Australian contribution to the international literatures on the crisis of social democracy (by exploring the role of equality policy developments in that crisis) and on how inequality is best conceived and addressed in policy.

Funding Amount $147,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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