At a certain point in an academic career, you start getting lots of invitations to write book chapters, which is a lot easier than going through the mill of submitting articles to journals, dealing with referee reports and so on. I’ve had three emails in the last few days, telling me that books to which I’ve contributed chapters have come out.

The one of most interest to readers here will be The Coal Truth: The fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy by David Ritter, with contributors including Adrian Burragubba, Tara Moss and Berndt Sellheim, Lesley Hughes,Hilary Bambrick, Ruchira Talukdar, Geoffrey Cousins and me. The title is self-explanatory. Although Adani seems to have gone quiet for the moment, this will be an important resource if the Galilee Basin project is revived, or for future struggles.

In addition, there’s the Sage Handbook of Neoliberalism, where I have a chapter on Rise, Decline and Future Prospects, and Human Forces and Engineering, which came out of a final year course for Honours Engineering students, to which I contributed a chapter oh climate change,

9 thoughts on “Chapters

  1. Thanks for this post.

    The title Human Forces and Engineering appears useful for MBA courses – the classical MBA program designed for engineering and science professionals to assist them in senior managerial roles.

  2. Never mind. If Adani fails, Palmer reckons he will revive the coalfield next door, despite being neck deep in debt.

    But who supports him, or more correctly is pulling his strings? The only thing being pulled is likely peoples legs.

  3. I would think that one outcome of the Hayne RC will be a strengthening of regulation – just like the US where it was found that a laissez faire financial market is incapable of proper self regulation.

    The IPA, who appear to be ignorant of the facts, won’t be happy.

  4. Sage Handbook of Neoliberalism

    Which costs, according to the link, 120 pounds, or $217 at current exchange rates. (Plus shipping.)

    It appears that this book is not just about neoliberalism, but an example of actually existing neoliberalism. Only the rich can afford to buy it.

  5. @Smith

    These books sell only to libraries, I think.

    As an author, I got enough free credit to get a different handbook as well as a single copy of this one.

  6. JQ – a classic, “I believe they are casting Keanu Reeves as Neoliberalism”. I want to see this movie now. You can ride a bespoke motorboke at neo!liberalism prices.

    And who knew “The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) are movie buffs? Don’t let Quentin or Jordan near the script though; 
    “What Jordan Peterson and Quentin Tarantino Understand About Chaos and Moral Responsibility”
    “Pay attention. Confront chaos. Accept responsibility. Make the world a better place.”

    And Smith, is this you?
    “Smith pays tribute to the “Yoda of acting,” who appeared in films such as “Django Unchained,” the “Kill Bill” series, and his own “Red State”

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