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    DescriptionContemporary Politics in Australia provides a lively and wide-ranging introduction to the study of Australian politics. Written by a diverse range of experts, the book offers a comprehensive overview of current theories, debates and research in Australian political science and looks forward to new developments. It encompasses not only formal and institutionally based politics, but also the informal politics of everyday life, including the politics of Australian culture and media. The book is divided into six key sections that cover: * political theory * politics in everyday Australian life * elections * participation and representation * the Australian state * contemporary political and public policy issues Contemporary Politics in Australia challenges the assumption that the study of Australian politics can be dry, descriptive or uncontroversial. Rather, it encourages an understanding of politics in Australia as contested ground. Featuring a glossary of key terms and a companion website, it is essential reading for students.


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    Title
    Contemporary Politics in Australia
    Subtitle
    Theories, Practices and Issues
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Rodney Smith, Edited by Ariadne Vromen, Edited by Ian Cook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521137539
    ISBN 10: 0521137535
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPA, JPH
    DC22: 320.994
    BIC subject category V2: JPL
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: POL016000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC region code: 6.0.1.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 320.994
    LC classification: JQ4031 .C66 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/POLTAS
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JPL
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    20 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Part I. Contemporary Theories of Australian Politics: 1. Democratic theories Adrian Little; 2. Institutionalism Allan McConnell; 3. Behaviouralism Rodney Smith; 4. Critical theories Ian Cook; 5. Discourse theories and post-structuralism Simon Tormey; 6. International theories Bob Howard and Diarmuid Maguire; Part II. Politics in Everyday Australian Life: 7. Political values and attitudes Shaun Wilson and Kerstin Hermes; 8. Political socialisation Kathy Edwards; 9. Media politics Peter Chen; 10. Politics in Australian culture Catriona Elder; Part III. Elections: 11. Electoral rules Norm Kelly; 12. Political parties as electoral players Nick Economou; 13. Campaigns and campaign funding Stephen Mills; 14. Voter behaviour Ben Spies-Butcher; Part IV. Participation and Representation: 15. Participation and representation through political parties Anika Gauja; 16. Pressure groups and lobbying Darren Halpin; 17. Government consultation Carolyn Hendriks; 18. Social movements and new forms of participation Ariadne Vromen; Part V. Inside the Australian State: 19. Parliament John Uhr and Norman Abjorensen; 20. Prime ministers and ministers Paul Strangio; 21. Politicisation and the executive Maria Maley; 22. Delivering public policy Anne Tiernan; 23. The courts Katherine Gelber; 24. Federalism Marcus Haward; Part VI. Contemporary Public Controversies: 25. A bill of rights Louise Chappell and Suzanne Jamieson; 26. Taxing and spending Tim Battin; 27. Employment and education Toby Fattore; 28. Cities Brendan Gleeson and Wendy Steele; 29. Indigenous Australians Virginia Watson; 30. Health Amanda Elliot; 31. The environment Jancie Dudley; 32. Australia and the world Maryanne Kelton.