Glyn Davis will launch Land of the Golden Cities: Australia’s Extraordinary Prosperity and the Culture that Made It, the new book from professor emeritus of sociology, John Carroll.
In this work, Carroll explores the quarter-century since 1990, which has witnessed an unprecedented economic performance by Australia. While the usual explanations are economic and political, Carroll argues that our culture has been the greatest creator of all. Australia is spectacularly good at modern cities. So, how did the land of the golden fleece become the land of golden cities?