With the global economy in crisis, there is great need for a deeper understanding of Australia's economic place in the world - both today and throughout history. This new edition of Barrie Dyster and David Meredith's highly successful book is fully updated and includes three new chapters covering until the end of 2011. The book explores the evolution of Australia's position in the global economy from the start of the twentieth century through to the present day, examining the international and local economies of five key historical periods. With a focus on trade, foreign investment and immigration, the book considers periods both of growth and decline. By using historical perspectives to explain the present and give direction to the future, this unique book presents a rich account of Australia's position within a global economic context. It is an essential resource for students and lecturers of Australian economic history.
David Meredith is a better contact during the editing/production process, but Barrie Dyster's name should go first in all references to the author team (as per requested by the authors).
1. Introduction; Part I. Before 1914: 2. International impacts on Australia before 1914; 3. Australia before 1914. Part II. 1914 to 1940: 4. International impacts on Australia, 1914-1940; 5. Australia 1914-1940 - The First World War and post-war reconstruction; 6. The great depression in Australia, 1929-1940; Part III. 1941 to 1973: 7. International impacts on Australia, 1941-1973; 8. War and reconstruction in Australia, 1941-1959; 9. A booming economy- Australia and the world economy, 1960-1973; Part IV. 1974 to the 1990s: 10. International impacts on Australia, 1974-1990s; 11. Stagflation and economic reform - Australia in the global economy, 1974-1990s; Part V. Since the 1990s: 12. International economic impacts on Australia since 1990; 13. The globalisation of Australia, 1990-2007; 14. Australia in the global financial crisis since 2007.