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Peter McMahon

Dr Peter McMahon has worked in a number of jobs including in politics at local, state and federal level. He has also taught Australian studies, politics and political economy at university level, and until recently he taught sustainable development at Murdoch University. He has been published in various newspapers, journals and magazines in Australia and has written a short history of economic development and sustainability in Western Australia. His book Global Control: Information Technology and Globalisation was published in the UK in 2002. He is now an independent researcher and writer on issues related to global change.
Political impasse
Political Philosophy - 10/07/2014 - 19 comments
Apocalypse perhaps never
January 2014 Feature - 6/01/2014 - 13 comments
Responses to the Global Crisis
Economics - 22/10/2012 - 39 comments
Global crisis, global reform
Economics - 24/09/2012 - 27 comments
Structural change in Australian politics
Domestic Politics - 17/08/2012 - 20 comments
2012: the Australian Situation
Domestic Politics - 16/01/2012 - 11 comments
Mayan calendar picks a pivotal year
Environment - 12/01/2012 - 19 comments
Climate change hits the west
Environment - 2/12/2010 - 43 comments
Australian cities, luxury and sustainability
Environment - 12/08/2010 - 15 comments
A 'Big' Western Australia?
May 2010 Feature - 10/05/2010 - 6 comments
Australia stuck in the middle
International - 12/04/2010 - 8 comments
2010: the year for getting serious?
International - 8/01/2010 - 23 comments
The new politics of the global energy crisis
Domestic Politics - 30/11/2009 - 6 comments
WA: the unsustainable state?
Society - 27/07/2009 - 6 comments
The great global warming debate, Phase 2
Environment - 15/05/2009 - 129 comments
How our political system fails us
Political Philosophy - 24/03/2009 - 37 comments
2008: first year of a brave new century
Society - 26/02/2009 - 3 comments
No time to waste ...
Environment - 3/12/2007 - 37 comments
Flood and fire: this is the future
Environment - 8/11/2007 - 4 comments
The 1983 and 2007 Elections: Some Parallels
Domestic Politics - 23/10/2007 - 4 comments
Back to basics: averting global collapse
Society - 7/09/2007 - 28 comments
Practical responses to peak oil
Environment - 28/06/2007 - 32 comments
We are all Green now
Environment - 13/06/2007 - 33 comments
Government in a time of crisis
Domestic Politics - 28/05/2007 - 27 comments
From high-energy to high-information society
Environment - 16/05/2007 - 10 comments
Choosing between life and lifestyle
Society - 30/04/2007 - 26 comments
Labor at last?
Domestic Politics - 3/04/2007 - 14 comments
Can America survive?
International - 12/02/2007 - 23 comments
The return of geo-politics
International - 19/01/2007 - 16 comments
The failure of Australia’s political media
Media - 8/12/2006 - 32 comments
Labor’s death wish
Domestic Politics - 1/12/2006 - 39 comments
The Bear and the Kangaroo: poles apart?
November 2006 Feature - 17/11/2006 - 7 comments
No more seduction by spin
Domestic Politics - 25/08/2006 - 30 comments
Political seas are changing fast
Domestic Politics - 11/08/2006 - 26 comments
Future scenarios
Environment - 7/07/2006 - 14 comments
The politics we deserve
Domestic Politics - 19/06/2006 - 69 comments
The changing Australian political landscape
Domestic Politics - 2/06/2006 - 15 comments
Politics and a greener future
Domestic Politics - 4/05/2006 - 58 comments
Book review: 'The Long Emergency'
Environment - 11/04/2006 - 27 comments
New times need new ideas
Political Philosophy - 23/03/2006 - 11 comments
Global neo-imperial fantasies come unstuck
International - 1/11/2005 - 10 comments
Technological change and ideological preference
Political Philosophy - 16/09/2005 - 11 comments
The death of politics- part 2
Political Philosophy - 12/08/2005 - 23 comments
The death of politics- part 1
Political Philosophy - 11/08/2005 - 15 comments
The Australian Labor Party: incestuous, secretive, sclerotic
Domestic Politics - 13/07/2005 - 10 comments
'Too much information' thanks ...
Media - 1/06/2005 - 5 comments
Howard's track record as second-longest serving PM
Domestic Politics - 18/05/2005 - 17 comments
American global hegemony is under pressure
International - 10/02/2005 - 14 comments
Is the Asian Tsunami an omen of things to come?
Environment - 4/01/2005 - 15 comments
Morality, ideology and politics in the new global society
Political Philosophy - 15/12/2004 - 6 comments
The triumph of emotion over reason: Global politics
Political Philosophy - 3/11/2004
Democracy the big loser on election day
Domestic Politics - 12/10/2004 - 1 comment
Changes in global hegemony - Here Comes China!
International - 8/10/2004
Democracy challenged by the global threat to the environment
International - 16/09/2004
How do we get more talented people into Australia's Parliaments?
Domestic Politics - 30/03/2004 - 1 comment
How the breakout of technology threatens human sovereignty
Science & Technology - 16/03/2004
The five stages of globalisation: where it came from and where it is going
International - 27/02/2004
Barring accidents, Latham's Labor will win the next federal election
Domestic Politics - 6/02/2004
Global problems can only be solved if we all unite as humans, not nations
International - 19/01/2004
A stagnant and meaningless popular culture is a big problem for society
Media - 26/11/2003
Will American-style celebrity politics come to dominate in Australia?
Domestic Politics - 29/10/2003
The spectre of nuclear war comes creeping back to haunt the world
International - 16/10/2003
The ALP leadership fiddles while the party's grassroots ideals burn
Domestic Politics - 3/10/2003
Labor's best chance to beat Howard is to re-invent national politics
Domestic Politics - 11/09/2003
Mark Latham: Australian politics' rising star - or just the ALP's?
Domestic Politics - 27/08/2003
Book review: people hate that self-righteous American attitude
International - 14/08/2003
The strengths and weaknesses of 'Political Correctness' in debate
Society - 22/07/2003
When will environmental sustainability finally become politically tenable?
Environment - 8/07/2003
The Labor Party leadership challenge: So what was that all about?
Domestic Politics - 24/06/2003
Were the US military really dominant in Iraq? Or were they not really tested?
International - 13/06/2003
Genuine leadership: we'll never need it more and we've never had it less
Domestic Politics - 28/05/2003
The world cannot afford incompetent leaders in power for the wrong reasons
International - 24/04/2003
The fate of the UN will determine the future following the War on Iraq
International - 1/04/2003
Are the world peace marches the start of the rise of global democracy?
International - 11/03/2003
Some scenarios for the aftermath of a US-led invasion of Iraq
International - 18/02/2003
Strong community ties can endure the toughest global conditions
Society - 7/02/2003
The new political paradigm: its roots and its challenge
Domestic Politics - 20/01/2003
Be afraid … and vote for John Howard
Domestic Politics - 7/01/2003
Fear and loathing Down Under?
Society - 9/12/2002 - 1 comment
Why on-line journalism matters
Media - 11/11/2002
Does Father know best?
Domestic Politics - 22/10/2002
Alternative global visions
International - 15/09/2002
Do the Democrats have a future?
Domestic Politics - 15/08/2002
The rise of cyber-democracy?
Media - 15/06/2002
Why the proliferation of Heroes?
Media - 9/03/2002
It's the environment, stupid
December 2001 Feature - 15/12/2001
Political leadership and the fear factor
Domestic Politics - 15/10/2001
The focus on globalisation reflects growing opposition to its effects
August 2001 Feature - 15/08/2001



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