Dr Tim Battin

Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Tim Battin

Phone: +61 2 6773 3155

Email: tbattin@une.edu.au

Teaching Areas

Political Economy; International Political Economy; Patterns of State Intervention; Comparative Public Policy

Research Interests

Economic thought, economic policy, and Australian politics, particularly as these relate to issues of unemployment and achieving full employment.

Publications

Publications

Authored Books

Battin, T.,Abandoning Keynes: Australia's Capital Mistake[with a foreword by G.C. Harcourt] (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997), 300 pp.

Battin, T., Full Employment: Towards a Just Society, published by the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, 1997, 48 pp.

Co-edited Book

Battin, T. and G. Maddox (eds), Socialism in Contemporary Australia (Melbourne: Addison Wesley Longman, 1996).

Contributions to Books

Battin, T., 'The A.L.P. and Social Change: The Vain Hope of Chasing the Middle Ground' in Whitlam, E.G. et. al. A Century of Social Change: The Centenary Conference of Labor Historians, (Sydney: Pluto Press, 1992), pp. 158-73.

Maddox, G., and T. Battin, 'Introduction' in Battin and Maddox (eds), Socialism in Contemporary Australia (1996).

Battin, T., 'A Political Analysis of Australian Economic Debate: The Role of Socialist Thought', in Battin and Maddox (eds), Socialism in Contemporary Australia (1996).

Battin, T., 'The Extremism of the Middle Ground: The Australian Democrats and Social Justice', in John Warhurst (ed.), Keeping the Bastards Honest: The Australian Democrats' First Twenty Years (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1997).

Battin, T., 'Unmaking the Australian Keynesian Way', in Paul Smyth and Bettina Cass (eds), Contesting the Australian Way: States, Markets and Civil Society (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Battin, T., 'The ALP, the Public Sector, and the Market' in Andrew Parkin and John Warhurst (eds), The Machine: Labor Confronts the Future (Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 2000).

Battin, T., '"Laborism" and the Australian Labor Party' in Paul Boreham, Geoffrey Stokes, and Richard Hall (eds), The Politics of Australian Society: Political Issues for the New Century (Melbourne: Addison Wesley Longman, 2000).

Battin, T., 'Laborism, the Australian Labor Party and the Third Way', in Paul Boreham, Geoffrey Stokes, and Richard Hall (eds), The Politics of Australian Society: Political Issues for the New Century Second Edition (Melbourne: Addison Wesley Longman 2000).

Battin, T., 'The Whitlam Government, Labor Tradition, and the Present Paralysis' in Battin (ed.), A Passion for Politics: Essays in Honour of Graham Maddox, Pearson Education Australia, Melbourne.

Refereed Articles

Maddox, G. and T. Battin, 'Australian Labor and the Socialist Tradition', Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 26, No.2, 181-196, July 1991. [Reprinted in D. Lovell, I. McAllister, W. Maley, C. Kukathas (eds), The Australian Political System (Melbourne: Longman, 1995), pp.376-86.]

Battin, T., 'What is This Thing Called Economic Rationalism?' Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 26, No.4, November 1991, pp. 294-307.

Battin, T., 'Economic Rationalism and Ideology', Journal of Australian Studies, No.33, June 1992, pp.12-18.

Battin, T., 'A Break from the Past: The Labor Party and the Political Economy of Keynesian Social Democracy, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol.28 No.2, July 1993, pp.221-242.

Battin, T. and G. Maddox, 'A Reply to Johnson', Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol.26, No.3, November 1991, pp. 550-552.

Battin, T., 'A Case of Mistaken Identity: A Reply to Dollery', Australian Journal of Social Issues, Vol 27, No.3, 1992, pp.213-14.

Maddox, G. and T. Battin, 'Australian Labor and the Socialist Tradition', Republished in D. Lovell, I. McAllister, W. Maley, C. Kukathas (eds), The Australian Political System (Melbourne: Longman, 1995), pp.376-86; republished again in second edition of D. Lovell, I. McAllister, W. Maley, C. Kukathas (eds), The Australian Political System (Addison Wesley Longman, 1998), pp.294-304. [Originally published in the Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 26, No.2, 181-196, July 1991.]

Battin, T., 'Keynesianism, Socialism, and Labourism, and the Role of Ideas in Labor Ideology', Labour History, N. 66, May 1994, pp. 33-44.

Battin, T., 'Employment Blues: What Can be Done?', Current Affairs Bulletin, Vol.74 (3), October/November, 1997, pp.4-11.

Battin, T., 'Dissent Gathers Steam', Just Policy, Number 13, 1998, pp.46-54.

Battin, T., 'The Australian Labor Party and the Notion of Economic Management' Journal of Economic and Social Policy, Vol.6 (2), Winter 2002, pp.1-15.

Work in Progress/Forthcoming

Battin, T., 'The Whitlam Government, Labor Tradition, and the Present Paralysis', in T. Battin (ed.), A Passion for Politics: Essays in Honour of Graham Maddox (Pearson Education Australia).

Battin, T. (ed.), A Passion for Politics: Essays in Honour of Graham Maddox (Pearson Education Australia).

Book Reviews

The Deficit and the Public Interest: The Search for Responsible Budgeting in the 1980s, by Joseph White and Aaron Wildavsky, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol.37, No.1, 1991. pp.162-63.

Foundations of Arbitration: The Origins and Effects of State Compulsory Arbitration 1890-1914, edited by Stuart Macintyre and Richard Mitchell, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol.37 N.3 1991, pp.519-20.

A History of the Labor Party in New South Wales, by Jim Hagan and Ken Turner, Australian Journal of Politics and History, Vol 39, No.1 1993, p.100.