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Imperial Theory and Colonial Pragmatism


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Table of Contents

1. The Long Stagnation
1.1 Western Australian Economic Growth and the Role of Co-operation
1.2 The Imperial Inheritance and Pragmatic Co-operation
1.3 The Organisation of this book 2. Visions of English Co-operation in the Victorian Age: Western Australia's Intellectual Inheritance
2.1 The Fault-Lines in Co-operative Thinking and Practice
<2.2 Robert Owen (1771-1858) and the Co-operative Ideal
2.3 John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow (1821-1911) and Christian Socialism
2.4 J. S. Mill (1806-1873) and Liberal Socialism
2.5 J. T. W. Mitchell (1828-1895) and the Ascendency of Consumer Co-operation 3. Imperial Demands, Local Imperatives
3.1 The Reticence of the Colonial Office
3.2 Fundamental Elements: Migration
3.3 Fundamental Elements: Land Alienation in the Settler Colonies
3.4 Concluding Remarks 4. Charles Harper: A Life
4.1 Colonial Elitism
4.2 Harper's Earliest Years
4.3 A Pioneering Bachelorhood
4.4 Settling Down
4.5 A Man of Business
4.6 Politics
4.7 The Changing Times
4.8 Religious and Civic Contributions
4.9 Dark Deeds in a Sunny Land
4.10 A Life in Service 5. Bending Co-operation to the Western Australian Economic Problem
5.1 Harper and Countervailing Power
5.2 Co-operative-based Countervailing Power and Government Financial and Legislative Support
5.3 Maintaining and Improving the Standard of Living
5.4 Government Monopolies and Government Legislative Support for Industry
5.5 Co-operatives Interposed Between Government and Agriculture
5.6 The Many forms of Government Aid to Co-operative Enterprises
5.7 Concluding Remarks 6. Australian Colonial Socialism in Word and Deed: The Socialisation of Economic Problems in Colonial Australia
6.1 An Australian Form of Colonial Socialism
6.2 7. A Step Too Far: Western Australian State Socialism (1918-1939)
7.1 The Western Australian Economy: 1912-1930
<7.2 Pragmatic Co-operation
7.3 Colonial Socialism
7.4 Countervailing Power
7.5 Conclusion

About the Author

David Gilchrist is Professor at the UWA Business School, University of Western Australia, Australia. He researches in the areas of economic history, public policy and financial reporting, including in relation to public sector and Nonprofit sector reform. Gilchrist has held a number of senior roles in the not-for-profit, commercial and public sectors. He has taught accounting and finance at the London School of Economics and Portsmouth University in the UK, as well as at Curtin University and Edith Cowan University in Australia. He was Associate Dean of the School of Business, University of Notre Dame Australia and Adjunct Professor of Non-profit Leadership at that institution.

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