The Australian Study of Politics

The Australian Study of Politics provides the first comprehensive reference book on the history of the study of politics in Australia, whether described as political studies or political science.

Author: R. Rhodes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230296848

Category: Political Science

Page: 524

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The Australian Study of Politics provides the first comprehensive reference book on the history of the study of politics in Australia, whether described as political studies or political science. It focuses on Australia and on developments since WWII, also exploring the historical roots of each major subfield.

Australian Government and Politics

This custom edition is published for Flinders University. Australian Government and Politics is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative introductory text on the Australian political system.

Author: Alan Fenna

Publisher:

ISBN: 0655700749

Category:

Page: 460

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Australian Government and Politics is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and authoritative introductory text on the Australian political system. Solidly based in current research, Australian Government and Politics provides a firm understanding of the way the institutions and actors of liberal democracy are constituted and function in Australia. It is an authoritative guide to the structure and institutions of Australian government; political ideas and political parties; elections and representation; the media and interest groups; and the making of public policy. This textbook also innovates in a number of ways, including a strong comparative focus throughout, and a dedicated emphasis on Indigenous politics and policy issues. This a new textbook which offers a fresh approach to the study of Australian politics, and introduces a new range of scholarly voices to the next generation of students. FEATURES AND BENEFITS: * Comprehensive analysis of liberal democracy * Coverage of indigenous politics and policy * Comparisions to international political systems * Discussion of non-voting forms of participation in the political process * An introduction to the nature of public policy making and implementation * Evaluation of the government's response to environmental challenges

Foundations of Australian Politics

This text provides an overview of the substantive features of the Australian political system so that students can better understand the impact of political processes on their field of study.

Author: Richard Eccleston

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733978045

Category: Australia

Page: 145

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Provides an overview of the substantive features of the Australian political system so that students can better understand the impact of political processes on their field of study.

Comparative Political Studies

Looks at cultural, political and linguistic influences in the two countries. The editors teach at Griffith University and ANU respectively. Includes an index.

Author: Malcolm Alexander

Publisher: Melbourne : Pitman

ISBN: UVA:X002117591

Category: Australia

Page: 235

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A comparative study of Canadian and Australian political institutions, which appear similar but function quite differently. Looks at cultural, political and linguistic influences in the two countries. The editors teach at Griffith University and ANU respectively. Includes an index.

Studies in Australian Political Rhetoric

This edited collection includes eleven major case studies and one general review of rhetorical contest in Australian politics.

Author: John Uhr

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 9781925021875

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This edited collection includes eleven major case studies and one general review of rhetorical contest in Australian politics. The volume showcases the variety of methods available for studying political speech, including historical, theoretical, institutional, and linguistic analyses, and demonstrates the centrality of language use to democratic politics. The chapters reveal errors in rhetorical strategy, the multiple and unstable standards for public speech in Australia, and the links between rhetoric and action. The length of Australian political speech is traversed, from pre-Federation to the Gillard minority government (2010–13), and the topics similarly range from Alfred Deakin’s nation building to Kevin Rudd’s Apology to the Stolen Generations. This fresh collection is intended to stimulate and advance the study of political rhetoric in Australia.

Education Policy and the Australian Education Union

This book focuses on the politics of teacher resistance to the formation and implementation of neoliberal education policies in Australia.

Author: Andrew Vandenberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319680477

Category: Education

Page: 203

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This book focuses on the politics of teacher resistance to the formation and implementation of neoliberal education policies in Australia. It argues that policies such as publishing examination test results online amounts to auditing teachers’ work, and assumes incompetence from teachers, which ultimately results in diverting teachers from their true professional responsibilities. The book outlines the rise of transnational networks that promote market-oriented methods of achieving social objectives, such as good education for all students, and considers a range of explanations for why this education policy was strengthened in Australia in 2010. It also reviews a range of arguments about professional unionism, and reflects on the history of the Australian Education Union and its capacity to resist social neoliberalism. The book concludes by reporting on a case-study in which principals, teachers and parents at two ordinary schools in Australia have managed to keep market forces at bay. It will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of education and sociology, particularly those interested in education policy, political ideology, unionism, and schools.

Prudential Public Leadership

This book recovers Aristotle's understanding of the roles of rhetoric and prudence in public leadership, comparing it to the other major political theories of leadership: utilitarianism, as advocated by J.S. Mill, and duty-ethics, as ...

Author: J. Uhr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137506498

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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This book recovers Aristotle's understanding of the roles of rhetoric and prudence in public leadership, comparing it to the other major political theories of leadership: utilitarianism, as advocated by J.S. Mill, and duty-ethics, as advocated by Immanuel Kant.

Performing Political Theory

This book examines the performative role of influential thinkers in the history of modern Western political thought.

Author: John Uhr

Publisher: Palgrave Pivot

ISBN: 9811079978

Category: Political Science

Page: 121

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This book examines the performative role of influential thinkers in the history of modern Western political thought. The case studies examine influential political philosophers who saw their writing role ‘performatively’, as an exercise in pedagogy designed to generate a new type of political following among their readers. Machiavelli, Mill and Nietzsche wrote classic works in political theory (The Prince, On Liberty, Genealogy of Morals) to reform and reshape their readers’ ability to think and act politically. Thinkers become performative through what they write in their public performance; and contemporary academic teachers can use this to great pedagogical effect in helping students ‘get the point’ of political theorising. This book examines how a small sample of classic theoretical performers wrote their remarkable public works. John Uhr draws on neglected or forgotten lessons on performative writing from past masters of literary criticism like Lord Shaftesbury, R G Collingwood and John Dewey, all of whom can help those now teaching the history of modern political thought to enable students to learn the performance of politics acted out by modernising thinkers capable of writing in ways similar to Machiavelli, Mill and Nietzsche.

On Clausewitz

On Clausewitz presents his central ideas about war and politics - such as war as an instrument of policy, the concept of Absolute War, friction and the fog of war - in a clear and systematic fashion.

Author: H. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230513679

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Clausewitz is often quoted but more often misunderstood. On Clausewitz presents his central ideas about war and politics - such as war as an instrument of policy, the concept of Absolute War, friction and the fog of war - in a clear and systematic fashion. It also presents the man, his life and the military and intellectual environment in which he produced his great work On War . A final section considers Clausewitz's relevance to the rapidly changing nature of war today.

The Australian History Summit

This thesis examines created rhetoric and polemic regarding history and social education in Australian schools in the context of the prevailing discourses within a modern democratic, multicultural political system.

Author: Hagger Mahmoud

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1011512481

Category:

Page: 340

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This thesis examines created rhetoric and polemic regarding history and social education in Australian schools in the context of the prevailing discourses within a modern democratic, multicultural political system. Changes and reform to the history curriculum within the last fifteen years are analysed in terms of understanding the orientations of selected policy processes at government level which address what history or histories should be taught in Australian schools and the methodologies by which these teachings should be implemented. The conclusion of this thesis is that recent curriculum reform in history education 2005-2007 has been a product of politicalpartisanship and that Australian history is a topic area that is viewed by neoconservative politicians as a channel for the promulgation of political and economic principles that are to be developed in school to promote a particular type of thinking.

Australian Politics and Government

These are supplemented by a chapter summarizing the distinctive characteristics of Australian government and its various components.

Author: Jeremy Moon

Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521825075

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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Australian Politics and Government is a comprehensive 2003 comparative study of Australian state and Commonwealth governments and their politics for over forty years. In addition to major chapters on each state in the Australian federation, the book includes chapters on the Commonwealth government and the two self-governing territories. These are supplemented by a chapter summarizing the distinctive characteristics of Australian government and its various components. Australian Politics and Government has been written to link with the Australian Government and Politics website (http://elections.uwa.edu.au). This website is based on a searchable database which contains a wealth of information on Australian government and politics since 1890.

Government Politics Power and Policy in Australia

This edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. Woodward, Monash University; Parkin and Summers, Flinders University, Australia.

Author: Dennis Woodward

Publisher: Pearson Australia

ISBN: 1442508736

Category: Australia

Page: 564

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An in-depth contemporary study of Australian politics and key policy issues, with a balance of conceptual, institutional, historical and contemporary approaches. This edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. Woodward, Monash University; Parkin and Summers, Flinders University, Australia.

Australian Television

This is the first wide ranging study of television in Australia, and includes a coverage of the cultural and institutional history of Australian television as well as examining a wide range of television programming.

Author: Graeme Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000256253

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Media, communications and cultural studies form a rapidly growing part of secondary and tertiary education in Australia, yet there have been few books dealing specifically with Australian television. This is the first wide ranging study of television in Australia, and includes a coverage of the cultural and institutional history of Australian television as well as examining a wide range of television programming. Prisoner, Perfect Match, Hey Hey It's Saturday, A Country Practice, Vietnam and Beyond 2000 are some of the programs described and analysed. Issues are raised such as the relationship between children and television, the role of the television documentary and the function television serves in constructing communities. The contributors to Australian Television: Programs, Pleasures and Politics include some of the leading researchers in Australian television and cultural studies and their articles employ a wide range of methods - from semiotic analyses to cultural histories. Despite their dealing with often quite sophisticated problems, the chapters are written in an accessible and lively manner. This is an important collection which opens out space for more informed and challenging discussions of Australia's television culture - its programs, its meanings, its pleasures and its politics. It will be an invaluable text for all tertiary television, media studies, communications studies, Australian studies and cultural studies programs.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Leadership

This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock.

Author: R. A. W. Rhodes

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191645860

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

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Political leadership has made a comeback. It was studied intensively not only by political scientists but also by political sociologists and psychologists, Sovietologists, political anthropologists, and by scholars in comparative and development studies from the 1940s to the 1970s. Thereafter, the field lost its way with the rise of structuralism, neo-institutionalism, and rational choice approaches to the study of politics, government, and governance. Recently, however, students of politics have returned to studying the role of individual leaders and the exercise of leadership to explain political outcomes. The list of topics is nigh endless: elections, conflict management, public policy, government popularity, development, governance networks, and regional integration. In the media age, leaders are presented and stage-managed—spun—DDLas the solution to almost every social problem. Through the mass media and the Internet, citizens and professional observers follow the rise, impact, and fall of senior political officeholders at closer quarters than ever before. This Handbook encapsulates the resurgence by asking, where are we today? It orders the multidisciplinary field by identifying the distinct and distinctive contributions of the disciplines. It meets the urgent need to take stock. It brings together scholars from around the world, encouraging a comparative perspective, to provide a comprehensive coverage of all the major disciplines, methods, and regions. It showcases both the normative and empirical traditions in political leadership studies, and juxtaposes behavioural, institutional, and interpretive approaches. It covers formal, office-based as well as informal, emergent political leadership, and in both democratic and undemocratic polities.