The Rise and Fall of One Nation

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Michael Leach, Geoff Stokes, Ian Ward
Univ. of Queensland Press, 2000 - Political Science - 272 pages
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Launched with the enthusiasm and support of many thousands of Australians, the One Nation party gave expression to the anger and disenchantment of voters drawn to Pauline Hanson's views on race, immigration and national identity. In this landmark study, scholars in political and social research bring into focus the character and origins of One Nation; its organisation and right-wing links; the unprecedented role of an influential minor party in state parliament; and its indelible impact upon Australian political life. In particular this timely new book analysis One Nation's electoral failure in the 1998 federal and the subsequent NSW elections, and its subsequent deregistration and investigation for fraud. There is a key chapter on Aboriginal Australia written from the Murri perspective, while other chapters offer up intriguing social commentary on the wider issues of an Australian political populism; national identity; and the impact of globalisation.
  

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Contents

The Rise and Fall of One Nation
1
The Character and Origins of One Nation
23
Hansonism Political Discourse and
42
One Nation and the Queensland Right
57
One Nation and the Failure of Political
73
Organisation and Electoral Appeal
89
Pauline Hanson and the Power of the
115
Nationwide Electoral Support for One
136
One Nations Electoral Support in
153
The One Nation Parliamentary Party 770
170
Impacts and Policies
193
Hansonism and Aborigines and Torres
206
From Good International Citizen
220
Seeing the Ghost
236
Index
265
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Michael Leach, a founder and the president of Continuum Publishing and president and publisher of Crossroads/Continuum Publishing, is the executive editor of Orbis Books. He lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.