Mark Peel


Neoliberalism and transparency: political versus economic liberalism

Garry Rodan analyses the nature and significance of different views on the relationship between economic and political liberalism by examining the meaning and purpose of transparency reform among neoliberals. He also assesses the implications of these transparency reforms for regimes in Southeast Asia.

Imperfect bodies of the poor

The bodies of the poor have often let them down, bringing them face to face with a welfare system that is often loaded with judgements. Amidst redundancy, ill health and poverty, when is it okay to accept charity? And who really deserves it? In this...
Working paper

Making a place: women in the "workers' city"

Beginning with a description of Elizabeth, an outer suburb of Adelaide, as a ‘ workers’ city, this paper asserts the central importance of women's activities, whether in households or wider territories, in the making, defining and defending of place.
Working paper

Planning the good city in Australia: Elizabeth as a new town

This paper describes the planning of Elizabeth by the South Australian Housing Trust: especially planners' attempts to "improve" working-class residents through a proper arrangement of urban space.