Mike Rafferty is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at RMIT University, where he teaches international political economy. He researches on the concept of risk and risk shifting, and has written on power and corruption in eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
United States-Australian policy toward China demonstrates an increasing tension over what development and democracy means for people of the South Pacific. There is wide agreement that over the last forty years China has been exemplary for its rate of growth. Until relatively recently, this favourable assessment has been made by linking growth with development and Continue reading »
In the wake of the Federal Budget, we have heard lots about the Liberal Government’s new expansionary approach to public spending. There has also been some writing about a putative return to Menzies-type Liberalism. Treasurer Frydenburg is very encouraging of this. Indeed, perhaps with prime ministerial ambitions in mind, he has increasingly referred to his ideas Continue reading »