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Of labour and liberty : Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966
Of labour and liberty : Distributism in Victoria 1891-1966
Mathews, Race, 1935-2017
Of Labour and Liberty ... responds to evidence of a precipitous decline in active citizenship, resulting from a loss of confidence in politics, politicians, parties and parliamentary democracy; the rise of 'lying for hire' lobbyism; increasing concentration of capital in the hands of a wealthy few; and corporate wrong-doing and criminality ... It highlights the potential of the social teachings of the Catholic Church and the now largely forgotten Distributist political philosophy and program that originated from them as a means of bringing about a more equal, just and genuinely democratic social order. It describes and evaluates Australian attempts to give effect to Distributism, with special reference to Victoria.
Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, 2017.
xi, 397 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-375) and index.
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Church, state and community: the Australian context -- Chapter 3: The precursor: Henry Edward, Cardinal Manning -- Chapter 4: Moran: 'The rights and duties of Labour -- Chapter 5: Mannix: the man -- Chapter 6: Mannix: the episcopacy -- Chapter 7: Frank Maher and the Campion society -- Chapter 8: Kevin Kelly and the Campion consensus -- Chapter 9: Prelude to ANSCA -- Chapter 10: ANSCA: the Maher years 1938-1946 -- Chapter 11: The Santamaria hegemony -- Chapter 12: Santamaria and the Y.C.W. -- Chapter 13: Mission creep and political debacle -- Chapter 14: The Y.C.W. co-operators -- Chapter 15: Arizmendiarrieta and Mondragon -- Chapter 16: Conclusion.
Race Mathews is a former Chief of Staff to Gough Whitlam, Federal MP, Victorian MP and Minister, Local Government Councillor, academic, speech therapist and primary teacher. He has held numerous positions in the Australian Labor Party and the co-operative and credit union movements and has written and spoken widely about their history, attributes, and activities. A major focus of his research has been the great complex of worker-owned co-operatives at Mondragon in the Basque region of Spain and its origins in the social teachings of the Catholic Church.
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Sandringham LibrarySociety and Beliefs321.8 MATAvailable