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    Quarterly Essay 49: Not Dead Yet
    Quarterly Essay 49: Not Dead Yet
    Labor's Post-Left Future
    With an election looming and criticism of the ALP now a national pastime, Mark Latham considers the future for Labor. The nation has changed, but can the party? With wit and insight, Latham reveals an organisation top - heavy with factional bosses protecting their turf. At the same time Labor's traditional working - class base has long been eroding. People who grew up in fibro shacks now live in double - storey affluence. Families once resigned to a lifetime of blue - collar work now expect their children to be well - educated professionals and entrepreneurs. Latham explains how Labor has always succeeded as a grassroots party, and argues for reforms to clear out the apparatchiks and dead wood. Then there are the key policy challenges: what to do about the Keating economic legacy, education and poverty. Latham examines the rise of a destructive and reactionary far - right under the wing of Tony Abbott. He also makes the case that climate change is the ultimate challenge - and even opportunity - for a centre - left party. <i>Not Dead Yet</i> is an essential contribution to political debate, which addresses the question: how can Labor reinvent itself and speak to a changed Australia? ''The grand old party of working - class participation has become a virtual party. In no other part of society ... could an organisation function this way and expect to survive. This is the core delusion of 21st - century democracy, that political parties can fragment and hollow out, yet still win the confidence of the people.'' - Mark Latham, <i>Not Dead Yet</i>
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    Book Author
    Mark Latham
    Genre Politics & Government
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459668874
    Publisher
    Black Inc. Publishing
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

    Publication Date
    31-Jul-2013

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