Book Reviews

@article{Crase2007BookR,
  title={Book Reviews},
  author={Lin Crase and Andrew Johnson},
  journal={Australian Journal of Political Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={523 - 540}
}
On my very first day as a PhD student, my then head of department said the only thing that I can remember him commenting on that stayed with me. In a single statement, he managed to reinforce my pre-held prejudices about the discipline of economics and those who engaged in its study: ‘ships have rats, universities have economists’. It is against this background that I find myself reviewing Australian Local Government Economics by Brian Dollery, Lin Crase and Andrew Johnson and Bureaucracy in a…