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Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century : Old Institutions, New Challenges - Glenn Kefford

Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Old Institutions, New Challenges

Book with Other Items Published: 20th September 2018
ISBN: 9781108577564
Number Of Pages: 350

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Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century brings to life traditional institutions, theories and concepts by considering the key question: How are Australia's political institutions holding up in the face of the new challenges, dynamics and turbulence that have emerged and intensified in the new millennium?

This approach encourages students to critically examine the complex interplay between a centuries' old system and a diverse, modern Australian society. This text presents the many moving parts of Australia's political system from an institutional perspective: the legislative and judiciary bodies, as well as lobby groups, the media, minor parties and independents, and the citizenry - institutions not often considered but whose influence is rapidly increasing.

Student learning is supported through learning objectives, key terms, discussion questions, further readings and breakout boxes that highlight key theories, events and individuals. The extensive resources available in the VitalSource interactive eBook reaffirm comprehension and extend learning.

1. Introduction to twenty-first-century Australian politics; 2. From colony to Commonwealth: the Australian Federation; 3. The legislature: representative democracy; 4. The executive: functions, power and accountability; 5. The political rulebook: the judiciary, the Australian Constitution and the High Court; 6. 'Red tape': bureaucracy and public policy; 7. Elections, the electoral system and the Australian voter; 8. The origins and evolution of the major parties; 9. A growing influence: minor parties and independents; 10. Follow the leader: political leadership in Australia; 11. The fourth estate: news media in the digital age; 12. Having a voice: citizen participation and engagement; 13. Conclusion.

ISBN: 9781108577564
ISBN-10: 1108577563
Audience: Professional
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 20th September 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.64

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