Making Markets in Australian Agriculture: Shifting Knowledge, Identities, Values, and the Emergence of Corporate Power (Hardback)Patrick O'Keeffe (author)
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The book delves into the discursive construction of policy truths such as efficiency, competition, and the consumer, to understand how this shift was made possible, whose interests have been served, and what the implications of this shift have been. This book focuses on the machinations which contributed to this shift by examining the construction of knowledge, values and identities, which have helped to make the transition from the public to the private appear as a logical, common sense solution to the challenges facing Australian agriculture.
The author shows how governmental technologies such as audit, cost-benefit analysis, performance objectives and the consumer were used to make this reality operable. In doing so, he argues that this shift should be viewed as part of the broader restructuring of Australian society, which has facilitated the transference of economic and policy making power from the public to the private.
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore
Number of pages: 207
Weight: 416 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2019