The author

Amanda Walsh grew up in regional NSW. She moved to the city, lived overseas — then came home and started writing about what she’d learned. Amanda is a former diplomat, public servant and political adviser. She lives in Canberra, where she works in policy analysis and government relations.

Amanda has a PhD in Political Science and Political Economy from the University of Wollongong (2015), a Graduate Diploma in Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University (1998) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the Australian National University (1995).

Globalisation, the state and regional Australia is her first book.

Other writing

‘Early childhood economics’, Inside Story, 10 August 2021

‘Markets, morals and Australian Labor governments’ in D. Freeman (ed.) The Market’s Morals: Responding to Jesse Norman, 2019

‘Welcome to Washminster’, Inside Story, 11 November 2019

How big ideas for Australia were given short shrift’, The Conversation, 19 February 2019

Report recommends big ideas for regional Australia – beyond decentralisation’, The Conversation, 29 May 2018

Correspondence on Political Amnesia, Quarterly Essay No 61 2016

‘Shoalhaven Paper Mill closure is personal’, Illawarra Mercury, 22 May 2015

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