Structure of Australian politics and parliamentary process and associated issues. Chapter titles: Introduction: Using this book and finding other resources on Australian politics / Rodney Smith 1. The nature of politics / Helen Pringle 2. Power / Rodney Smith 3. Democratic theory and practice / Michael Jackson 4. Public policy-making / Martin Laffin 5. Australian political thought / Ian Cook 6. The Constitution / Elaine Thompson 7. Parliament / Marcus Haward 8. Cabinet / Barbara Page 9. The public service / Elaine Thompson 10. The party system / Rodney Smith 11. Elections / Martin Painter 12. Federalism / Martin Painter 13. State politics / Helen Nelson 14. The structures of inequality / Michael Hogan 15. Gender and patriarchy / Vanessa Farrer 16. Interest groups / Trevor Matthews 17. Business and politics / John Ravenhill 18. Trade unions / Marian Simms 19. The news media / Rodney Smith 20. The Australian voters / Ernie Chaples
Relevant to democracy, politics and the trade union movement in Australia.
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Cover: editor's name and title. Cover page: in blue ink, "David Cadby". (Includes postal address and telephone number.)