Australian Politcal Institutions

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Pearson Higher Education AU, Nov 7, 2012 - Political Science - 497 pages
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Australian Political Institutions 10e 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 tenth edition retains its core focus on the Australian political system but also includes expanded comparative analysis of the similarities and differences in the structure and operation of political institutions in other countries which students can use to consider the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian political system and whether it could be improved.
 

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Contents

Politics and Democracy
1
The political culture of Australias political institutions
22
The Australian Constitution
50
The Federal System
94
The Australian parliament
135
Executive Governmentcabinet and Prime Minister
181
The Public service
227
Elections and Voting Behaviour
268
Political Parties and Party Systems
312
Australias political parties and Independents in the Australian parliament
341
Interest Groups
369
Political Communication
392
Chapter 13 Australian Foreign Policy
425
The Australian Constitution
453
Index
474
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