Disconnected

Disconnected[KINDLE] ❂ Disconnected Author Andrew Leigh – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A forensic examination of Australian life this insightful book suggests that contemporary society has lost touch with its communities and its people Written from an economist’s perspective and based A forensic examination of Australian life this insightful book suggests that contemporary society has lost touch with its communities and its people Written from an economist’s perspective and based on organizational membership records and surveys it presents the reasons why the social fabric has begun to fray and outlines the necessary steps to create a better civic and personal life Distilling various aspects of Australian routine—including religion sport and employment—this book reveals what is being lost and how to get it back. Disconnected 2010 by Andrew Leigh is a crisp well researched well written book by the member for Fraser Leigh was a professor of economics He also worked as a researched on Robert Putnam’s book Bowling Alone that studied the measurable decline of social capital in the US Disconnected does the same for AustraliaLeigh looks at joining general organisation like the Lions club membership of churches membership of political parties how people socialise in the workforce participation in sport and cultural activities how well people know their neighbours and how good their friends are and studies of trust and honesty Each chapter looks at uantifiable measures of how people’s participation in these activities have changed over timeLeigh then looks at how to explain the trends Here increased working hours increased female participation in the workforce longer commutes television and diversity are calmly examined He goes on to state what someone can do to counter these trendsThe book is a credit to its author It’s a calm non political wonkish book on an important subject It shows what a real academic can write to contribute ideas based on solid data into social debate Leigh even includes some subtle bipartisanship in that the first person he credits with helping him is Andrew Norton The book is definitely the best book on policy I’ve read by an Australian politician Along with Robert Putnam's 'Bowling Alone' one of the most important books for survival of civil society Now lets have a street party and get back those 25 friends

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Disconnected
  • Andrew Leigh
  • English
  • 06 July 2016
  • 9781742231532