• Erik Paul


Education is at the core of the struggle for democracy and a new political economy because of its critical role in making people who they are and who they will be in life. Heterodoxy contests the hegemonic political and economic ideology and the legitimacy of privileged groups that dominate Australian politics and economy. A major element is the well-being movement which brought together many Australians who reject the trappings and the social costs of material success exemplified by the ‘ReWorking Australia’ social movement to generate a public debate and activate for the reconstruction of an Australian political economy for the common good. These are joined by the union movement in Australia, which retains a strong core of progressive momentum in promoting economic and political equality.


Education Economic rationalism Well-being Egalitarianism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Paul
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  1. 1.Centre for Peace and Conflict StudiesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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