The Oxford Companion To Australian Politics
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics is the first scholarly and comprehensive account of Australian Politics, covering all aspects of Australian political life and thought in over 400 specially commissioned entries. Individual entries vary in length, from longer interpretive essays of 4,000 words commissioned from acknowledged experts in particular fields – of the kind used in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World – to shorter, more factual entries.
Coverage is comprehensive, including national Australian politics as well as Australian politics in regional, international and global contexts. The work gives attention to all levels of government within the Australian federal political system as well as local government and regional politics. It also takes full account of the colonial origins of Australian politics and includes entries on indigenous politics, frontier politics and settler societies.
Biographies of key political figures, including all Australian Prime Ministers since Federation
The Companion includes a compendium of factual information on key topics of Australian politics (eg. chronologies of political history; lists of Australian Prime ministers, results of referendums, etc.).
Key events in Australian History eg. Federation, Lambing Flats Riots
Topics include Institutions of law, of public administration, and of politics at national, state, and local level.
Brian Galligan , Professor, Department of Politics, University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor Brian Galligan is the Head of the Politics Department at the University of Melbourne. Brian lectures several political science subjects at the University of Melbourne and his research is focused on Australian Politics and political economy. He has been a professor at the University of Melbourne since 1995.
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