Author(s): Geoff Gallop
Since retiring as Premier of Western Australia in 2006, Geoff Gallop has returned to his pre- political career as an academic. In the role of public intellectual - his post-political thinking - he has focused on matters of the self in society: of contemporary politics, pragmatics, fundamentalism, fairness, and the meaning and importance of well-being for public policy and the person. From the international, to the national, and down to the individual, Gallop brings a measured voice to debates that are universal, relevant and personal. Gathered from public speeches and newspaper columns, along with new essays, the chapters include: The World Today, Putting the Public Sector to Work, Rights and Responsibilities and A Fair Society.