Australian Political Institutions
This book introduces students to the structure and organisation of the institutions and functions of government in Australia, with reference to contemporary issues and debates. A lot has changed in recent times in the Australian political environment. Finally there is a text that incorporates all these important changes. As an introduction to the principles of political science, the text provides an analysis of key issues in the Australian political system in a clear and concise manner. This new ninth edition retains its core focus on the Australian political system but now includes a comparative element and a more critical and applied focus to this area of study.
- Paperback | 512 pages
- 171 x 245 x 20mm | 894g
- 20 Jan 2009
- Pearson Education Australia
- Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia
- 9th edition
Table of contents
1. Politics & Democracy 2. The Political Culture of AustraliaÂ s Political Institutions3. The Australian Constitution 4. The Federal System 5. The Australian Parliament 6. Executive Government Â cabinet and prime minister 7. The Public Service8. Elections and voting behaviour 9. Political Parties and party systems10. Major Parties 11. Minor Parties and Independents in 12. Interest Groups 13. Political Communication Appendix: The Australian Constitution
About Gwynneth Singleton
Gwynneth Singleton is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Politics at the University of Canberra. Don Aitkin is an Emeritus Professor in Politics and a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Canberra. Brian Jinks is a former Senior Lecturer in Management at Macquarie University John Warhurst is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science, in the Faculty of Arts, Australian National University.