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Politics in Australia : Assessing the Evidence : 1st Edition - Martin Drum

Politics in Australia : Assessing the Evidence

1st Edition

Paperback

Published: 25th June 2012
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As the second title in Palgrave Macmillan’s Assessing the Evidence series, Politics in Australia adopts both a historical and conceptual approach, dealing with issues considered fundamental to the Australian political system throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

This text provides a detailed examination of the structural elements as well as the key concepts considered central to an understanding of Australian politics at a Commonwealth level, such as:

  • federalism
  • the constitution
  • parliament
  • executive government
  • citizenship
  • liberalism
  • conservatism
  • political parties
  • democracy
Key features:
  • Utilises a source-based approach, which encourages students to read and analyse primary source material, allowing them to move from existing observations and facts to formulating informed opinions of their own.
  • The book combines a historical and conceptual approach towards politics in Australia with key political ideas explored.
  • Each chapter contains discussion questions, further reading and interesting websites.
About the Authors

Martin Drum is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Notre Dame Australia in Fremantle. His primary research areas are public policy and Australian Politics. He teaches on a variety of areas, including Australian Politics, Politics and the Media, Public Policy and Practice, and Comparative Politics. He has worked in the public sector and is particularly interested in how governments can operate more effectively, and better deliver strong services and facilities.

John Tate is Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Politics & International Relations in the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Newcastle. He was appointed the foundation lecturer in Politics at the University of Newcastle in 1997. His primary research interests are

political philosophy and history of political thought. He has published in these areas in such journals as Political Studies, Political Theory, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Journal of European Studies, and Telos. He has also published on Australian politics in journals such as the Australian Journal of Politics and History.

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      Foreword
      Introduction

      Chapter 1 Understanding political ideas
      Chapter 2 Democracy and the role of the State
      Chapter 3 Australia`s Constitution
      Chapter 4 Understanding Australian Federalism
      Chapter 5 Parliament and accountability
      Chapter 6 Executive Government and the Public Service
      Chapter 7 The judiciary
      Chapter 8 The theory and practice of voting
      Chapter 9 Progressive Political Parties
      Chapter 10 Conservative Political Parties
      Chapter 11 The importance of Business and Non-Government Organisations
      Chapter 12 The role of the Media in Politics
      Chapter 13 Citizenship
      Chapter 14 Australian Independence and Republicanism

      Conclusions

      ISBN: 9781420256413
      ISBN-10: 1420256416
      Audience: Tertiary; University or College
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 408
      Published: 25th June 2012
      Publisher: Macmillan Education Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 19.1  x 2.5
      Weight (kg): 24.8
      Edition Number: 1