Series 504 - Brian Galligan research papers

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Brian Galligan research papers


  • 1962 - 1991 (Creation)

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9 boxes

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(1945 -)

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Brian Galligan was born in Dalby, QLD in 1945. He graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Queensland, and has a Masters and PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto. In the early 1980s he was Senior Research Fellow, Department of Political Science at the Australian National University and Deputy Director, Centre for Research on Federal Financial Relations. From 1984-1992 he lectured at La Trobe University. Galligan was Professor and Director of the Federalism Research Centre at the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU from 1992-94. Since 1995 he has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne and later became a director of the university's Centre for Public Policy. Galligan is author of a number of books on Australian citizenship, politics and political economy, and has co-authored publications including Beyond the Protective State (1992) with Ann Capling.

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Research papers for 'Beyond the Protective State: The Policital Economy of Australia's Manufacturing Industry Policy' by Ann Capling and Brian Galligan, and for his book 'Utah and Queensland Coal' published in 1989 on the acquisition and development of central Queensland coal resources by the US company Utah International. The records include material on the Utah/General Electric merger in 1975 obtained through US Freedom of Information procedures from the United States Department of Justice, Anti-Trust Division, which had investigated the merger, as well as tape recordings, transcripts of interviews, photographs and printed material. Also includes papers of the Committee of Inquiry into the Assets and Public Debt of the Australian Capital Territory, on which Galligan served as a member.


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Researchers must sign an access agreement. Information held on tapes and transcripts of the interviews remains private to the individual and should not be quoted without permission.

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Entered from deposit description on 14 September 2011; updated on 6 November 2012




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