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  • Inside the Hawke-Keating Governmentby Gareth Evans

    Melbourne University Publishing 2014; US$ 13.33

    As good as it gets in Australian politics. That's how the Hawke-Keating Government is now widely regarded. But how did this highly able, ambitious, strong-willed group work through its crises and rivalries, and achieve what it did? Gareth Evans' diary, written in the mid-1980s and published now for the first time, is the consummate insider's account.... more...

  • Latham at Largeby Mark Latham

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 13.33

    Mark Latham is, by his own admission, the most outspoken, rebellious, thoroughly uncontrollable former leader in Labor Party history. In these brilliantly written opinion pieces Latham pulls no punches as he scrutinises the Australian political landscape, looking at everything from climate change to Clive Palmer, to what went wrong with Rudd-Gillard... more...

  • Minority Policyby Brenton Prosser; Richard Denniss

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 33.32

    Topical and up to the minute, Minority Policy: Rethinking governance when parliament matters explores the influence of marginal parliamentarians both within the major parties and on the cross benches in the formations of contemporary public policy. Despite Australia having minority government in some form for almost three decades, in theoretical... more...

  • Catch and Killby Joel Deane

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Power is the only measure of a politician that matters: how they win power, how they use power, how they lose power.  Catch and Kill is an inside account of the beguiling and nomadic nature of the unholy trinity of politics?the winning, the using, the losing. Joel Deane?s gripping study of the politics of power takes us into the inner sanctum of... more...

  • Governments, Markets and Globalisationby Quentin Beresford

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 31.81

    A comprehensive introductory analysis to the ideas, institutions and processes behind Australia's social and economic transformation which examine how the rise of free market ideology and globalization has changed the role of government in modern society. Drawing on a range of contemporary case studies and research in social, economic... more...

  • Reward for High Public Officeby Christopher Hood; B. Guy Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    The choices made by governments about how to reward their top employees reveal a great deal about their values and their assumptions about governing. This book examines rewards of high public office in seven Asian political systems, a particularly rich set of cases for exploring the causes and consequences of the rewards of high public office, having... more...

  • Military, State and Society in Pakistanby Hasan-Askari Rizvi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 205.00

    This book offers a comprehensive study of the dynamics of civil-military relations in Pakistan. It asks how and why the Pakistan military has acquired such a salience in the polity and how it continues to influence decision-making on foreign and security policies and key domestic political, social and economic issues. It also examines the changes within... more...

  • Military Control in Pakistanby Mazhar Aziz

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This volume examines the role of the military, the most influential actor in Pakistan, and challenges conventional wisdom on the causes of political instability in this geographically important nuclear state. It rejects views that ethnic and religious cleavages and perceived economic or political mismanagement by civilian governments triggers military... more...

  • Choices and Changesby Michael M. Franz

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    Choices and Changes is the most comprehensive examination to date of the impact of interest groups on recent American electoral politics. Richly informed, theoretically and empirically, it is the first book to explain the emergence of aggressive interest group electioneering tactics in the mid-1990s?including ?soft money? contributions, issue ads,... more...

  • Black Politicsby Sarah Maddison

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    Drawing on extensive interviews with activists and politicians, ùBlack Politicsú explains the dynamics of Aboriginal politics. It reveals the challenges and tensions that have shaped community, regional and national relations over the past 25 years. more...