School of Politics and International Relations - Publications

Social Movements in Global Politics

Social Movements in Global Politics is a timely new account of the unconventional, ‘extra-institutional’ activities of social movements. In the face of impending global crises and stubborn conflicts, a conventional view of politics risks leaving us confused and fatalistic, feeling powerless because we are unaware of all that can be achieved by political means. By contrast, a variety of recent social movements, ranging from those of women, gays...Read more

Author/Editor: David West
Publication Date: August 2013
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English Nationalism and Euroscepticism Losing the Peace

English Nationalism and Euroscepticism Losing the Peace seeks out the origins of contemporary English nationalism. Whilst much academic and political attention has been given to England's place within the United Kingdom since devolution, the author argues that recent English nationalism actually derives from Britain's troubled relationship with European integration. Drawing on political evidence from the former Empire, the debates surrounding...Read more

Author/Editor: Ben Wellings
Publication Date: March 2013
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Exits, Voices and Social Investment

To be published May 2012 Over fifty years ago, Albert Hirschman argued that dissatisfied consumers could either voice complaint or exit when they were dissatisfied with goods or services. Loyal consumers would voice rather than exit. Hirschman argued that making exit easier from publicly provided services, such as health or education, would reduce voice, taking the richest and most articulate away and this would lead to the deterioration of...Read more

Author/Editor: Keith Dowding, Peter John
Publication Date: April 2012
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Accounting for Ministers

Accounting for Ministers uses the tools of modern political science to analyse the factors which determine the fortunes of Cabinet ministers. Utilising agency theory, it describes Cabinet government as a system of incentives for prime ministerial and parliamentary rule. The authors use a unique dataset of ministers from 1945 to 2007 to examine the structural and individual characteristics that lead to the selection and durability of ministers...Read more

Author/Editor: Keith Dowding, Samuel Berlinski, Torun Dewan
Publication Date: February 2012
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Middle Power Dreaming

Examines Australia's major bilateral relationships and central questions in policy-making and execution, as well as emerging or developing issues: in this volume, these chapters cover relations with Africa and with India, and innovations in the management of policy-making. more

Author/Editor: James Cotton, John Ravenhill
Publication Date: November 2011
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Encyclopedia of Power

Power is a central concept in many disciplines in the social sciences, including political science, sociology, social-psychology, organization studies, urban politics and planning. Where the term is less often used, such as in economics, it has been reduced to other concepts. Despite, or perhaps because of, its ubiquity, it has been analyzed in numerous and diverse ways in different discourse communities. This encyclopedia provides an...Read more

Author/Editor: Keith Dowding
Publication Date: September 2011
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A Critical History of the Economy

Drawing on recent debates in critical International Political Economy, this book mobilizes the idea that the economy does not exist separately from society and politics to develop a detailed intellectual history of how the economy came to be seen as an independent domain. In contrast to typical approaches to writing the history of economic thought, which assume the reality of the economy, the author describes the forms of intellectual argument...Read more

Author/Editor: Ryan Walter
Publication Date: August 2011
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Comparing Westminster

This book explores how the governmental elites in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa understand their Westminster system. It examines in detail four interrelated features of Westminster systems: firstly, the increasing centralization in collective, responsible cabinet government; second, the constitutional convention of ministerial and collective responsibility; third, the role of a professional, non-partisan public...Read more

Author/Editor: Rod A. W Rhodes, John Wanna, Patrick Weller
Publication Date: August 2011
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The Australian Voter: 50 years of change

THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY saw more changes in political attitudes and behaviour in Australia than at any other time since Federation. There have been major changes in the way that election campaigns are conducted, with an increasing reliance on the electronic media and a trend towards the personalisation of politics. Voters’ attitudes towards political institutions have changed, with decreasing confidence in politics and politicians and a...Read more

Author/Editor: Ian McAllister
Publication Date: June 2011
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Global Political Economy

Featuring carefully edited contributions from an impressive line-up of international scholars, Global Political Economy, Third Edition, is an authoritative introduction that combines coverage of history and theoretical approaches with contemporary issues and debates. The expert contributors offer a diverse range of perspectives and insights into the relevance of global political economy within international relations. Fully up-to-date, the third...Read more

Author/Editor: John Ravenhill
Publication Date: January 2011
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