Item description for Fear and Politics (Scribe Short Books) by Carmen Lawrence...
Arguing that fear has been a crucial factor in shaping Australian public policy, this study chartsitsconsequences on the Australian community. Examining the effects of being constantly warned about the risk of terrorism, this account discusses how xenophobia has shaped policies toward refugees, indigenous Australians, and Islamic fundamentalists. Focusing on the exaggerated anxieties people now have over the risks of assault, murder, child abuse, and robbery,this bookalso looks at the sustained campaigns on law and order and suggests awholehearted embrace offreedom, equality, and cooperation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2007
Publisher Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.
ISBN 1920769870 ISBN13 9781920769871
Availability 0 units.
More About Carmen Lawrence
Carmen Lawrence trained as a research psychologist and lecturer at a number of Australian universities and became the first popularly elected president of the Australian Labor Party.