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Australian Democracy in Theory and Practice, 5th Edition

Graham Maddox

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Australian Democracy in Theory and Practice, 5th Edition

By Graham Maddox
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Overview
Author
Graham Maddox
Edition
5th
ISBN
9781740910941
Published Date
17/06/2005
Pages
534
For undergraduate students in politics and history.
 
Australian Democracy in Theory and Practice explores the dimensions of Australian democracy in terms of policy and practice past and present.  Maddox argues the case for democracy as the best system devised for the political autonomy and the liberation of humankind. He introduces students to the history of the theoretical development of democratic ideas around the world, while examining the specific application of democratic principles to the Australian context. 
 
While the historical and theoretical strengths of the text remain, particular efforts have been made to streamline this content and make it as accessible as possible.  Special attention has been paid to examining the most recent events of the Australian political scene, and students are encouraged to consider the challenges and implications these pose for democracy in Australia.
Biography
Graham Maddox is Emeritus Professor of Political and International Studies at the University of New England.
Features
  • Questions for Discussion gives students a chance to discuss and research the different issues and styles being expressed.
  • References provide students with extra sources of research and revision titles.
  • A comprehensive and authoritative introduction to Australian political theory, institutions, culture and issues. 
Table of contents
  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • 1. Australian Democracy
  • 2. Australian Constitutionalism
  • 3. Federalism in Australia
  • 4. Government, Parliament and Judiciary
  • 5. Representation and the importance of Opposition
  • 6. Australian Parties and the Party System
  • 7. Australian Political Ideas and Doctrines
  • 8. Political Pluralism in Australia: Groups and Politics
  • 9. Political Leadership in Australia
  • 10. Politics in the Howard Era
  • Brief Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Appendix: The Australian Constitution
  • Index