Australian Government and Politics

Alan Fenna (Editor), Rob Manwaring (Editor)

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The most comprehensive and up-to-date political science textbook that provides accessible and engaging material by leading scholars in the field. Australian Government and Politics is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative introductory text on the Australian political system. Solidly based in current research, Australian Government and Politics provides a firm understanding of the way the institutions and actors of liberal democracy are constituted and function in Australia. It is an authoritative guide to the structure and institutions of Australian government; political ideas and political parties; elections and representation; the media and interest groups; and the making of public policy. This textbook also innovates in a number of ways, including a strong comparative focus throughout, and a dedicated emphasis on Indigenous politics and policy issues. This a new textbook which offers a fresh approach to the study of Australian politics, and introduces a new range of scholarly voices to the next generation of students. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: * Comprehensive analysis of liberal democracy * Coverage of indigenous politics and policy * Comparisions to international political systems * Discussion of non-voting forms of participation in the political process * An introduction to the nature of public policy making and implementation * Evaluation of the government's response to environmental challenges
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne, VIC
Number of pages344
ISBN (Print)9780655700746
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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  • Australian politics
  • Australian political history
  • Electoral systems
  • Federalism
  • Government policy


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