Australian Politics and Government: The Commonwealth, the States and the Territories
Jeremy Moon, Campbell Sharman
Cambridge University Press, Feb 26, 2003 - History - 322 pages
This is the first comprehensive comparative study of Australian state and Commonwealth governments and their politics since the pioneering study The Government of the Australian States edited by S. R. Davis in 1960. In addition to major chapters on each state in the Australian federation, the collection includes chapters on the Commonwealth government and the two self-governing territories, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. These are supplemented by chapters summarising the distinctive characteristics of Australian government and the various components of which it is comprised. The chapters are written by leading scholars in the field, and use a common analytical framework to chart the evolution of each political system over the last century and to provide an understanding of their current operation. This book will be suitable for students in courses on state politics as well as interested general readers.
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