The Australian Political System in Action by Narelle MiragliottaThe Australian Political System in Action by Narelle Miragliotta

The Australian Political System in Action

byNarelle Miragliotta, Wayne Errington, Nicholas Barry

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This book introduces the dynamics of the Australian political system. It sets out the key concepts and institutions of democratic politics and demonstrates how the actors and institutions of Australian politics interact and develop. Each chapter is divided in two discrete but related sections. The first part gives an overview of a particular institution within the Australia political system. The second part is an "Issue in Focus" which encourages students' critical thinking in unpacking the everyday application of one aspect ofthe institution under discussion. This engaging text uses current examples throughout, blending the practical with the theoretical. While focusing on the institutions of Australian government this text also discusses and analyses the processes and power themes and includes discussion of comparativepolitical systems.

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Narelle Miragliotta is a Lecturer, in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University. Wayne Errington is a Lecturer in the School of History and Politics, The University of Adelaide. Nicholas Barry is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University.
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Title:The Australian Political System in ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.65 × 7.48 × 0.03 inPublished:June 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195518365

ISBN - 13:9780195518368

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Table of Contents

1. Democracy and Liberalism in Australia2. The Australian Constitution3. Federalism4. The Legislature5. Running the State: Executive Power6. The Public Service: Making and Implementing Policy7. The High Court8. The Importance of Electoral Systems9. Australian Political Parties and the Party System10. The Australian Labor Party11. The Liberal Party12. Minor Parties in Australia