Publications

The School of Politics and International Relations has a long history of excellence in research both by faculty members and its graduate students.  The publications pages provides you with a list of all of the Schools, including the various Centres associated with the School, major publications in recent years.  The SPIR publications are those publications not necessarily associated with a particular Centre.

Comparing Westminster

Comparing Westminster

Author/editor: Rod A. W Rhodes|John Wanna|Patrick Weller

Year published: 2011

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...

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Encyclopedia of Power

Encyclopedia of Power

Author/editor: Keith Dowding

Year published: 2011

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...

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Global Political Economy

Global Political Economy

Author/editor: John Ravenhill

Year published: 2011

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...

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Middle Power Dreaming

Middle Power Dreaming

Author/editor: James Cotton|John Ravenhill

Year published: 2011

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. http://www.oup.com.au/...

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Society saved by the social network

Society saved by the social network

Year published: 2011

Increased use of the Internet is leading to a more politically engaged and socially inclusive society, according to the ninth ANU Poll. The poll, The Internet and Civil Society, shows that far from increasing social isolation because users are in front of a computer screen, the Internet is actually...

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The Australian Voter: 50 years of change

The Australian Voter: 50 years of change

Author/editor: Ian McAllister

Year published: 2011

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...

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ANU Poll tracks population growing pains

ANU Poll tracks population growing pains

Year published: 2010

More than half of Australians want the country’s population to stay at or go below current levels according to the seventh ANU Poll. The poll, Public opinion towards population growth in Australia, took a wide-ranging snapshot of Australian attitudes towards population policy, environment and...

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Aussie say science knocks sport for six

Aussie say science knocks sport for six

Year published: 2010

Australians are more interested in science than sport and feel that politicians are failing to listen to the advice of the nation’s scientists, according to the eighth ANU Poll. The latest ANU Poll looked at public attitudes about science. It found that far from being a nation of sports obsessives...

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Continental Philosophy: An Introduction

Continental Philosophy: An Introduction

Author/editor: David West

Year published: 2010

This book provides a clear, concise and readable introduction to philosophy in the continental tradition. It is a wide-ranging and reliable guide to the work of such major figures as Nietzsche, Habermas, Heidegger, Arendt, Sartre, Foucault, Derrida and \i\ek. At the same time, it situates their...

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Dimensions of Australian Society

Dimensions of Australian Society

Author/editor: Juliet Pietsch|Brian Graetz|Ian McAllister

Year published: 2010

First published in 1988, Dimensions of Australian Society has become a benchmark for empirical investigations of Australian society. Its distinct approach lies in combining the latest theoretical and conceptual insights with thorough investigations and analyses of available research evidence. Key...

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