Henry has contributed a chapter to "Only in Australia: The History, Politics and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism" to be published in 2015 by Oxford University Press.
The project is a book of 15 chapters contributed by twelve authors and to be published in 2016 by Oxford University Press.
The book is about the Australian difference. It is about how Australia in economic and social policy has diverged from the approach of other countries with it might be naturally compared. Australia seems to be following a ‘special path’ of its own that it laid down more than a century ago. Australia’s distinctive bent is manifested in tightly regulated labour market; a heavy reliance on means testing and income taxation; a geographical centralisation of political power combined with its dispersal amongst autonomous authorities, and a readiness to use of compulsion in contexts stretching from saving to voting.
This book to seeks to explain why Australia is different in its policy posture.