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.

How Power Changes Hands

How Power Changes Hands

Author/editor: Paul T. Hart|John Uhr

Year published: 2010

How can we strengthen the capacity of governments and parties to manage arrivals and departures at the top? Democracy requires reliable processes for the transfer of power from one generation of leaders to the next. This book introduces new analytical frameworks and presents the latest empirical...

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Labor's Conflict: Big Business, Workers and the Politics of Class

Labor's Conflict: Big Business, Workers and the Politics of Class

Author/editor: Richard Kuhn|Tom Bramble

Year published: 2010

Once widely regarded as the workers greatest hope for a better world, the ALP today would rather project itself as a responsible manager of Australian capitalism. Labor's Conflict provides an insightful account of the transformations in the Party's policies, performance and structures since its...

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Policy in Action: the Challenges of Service Delivery

Policy in Action: the Challenges of Service Delivery

Author/editor: John Wanna|John Butcher|Ben Freyens

Year published: 2010

Modern governments have undergone significant change over the past 30 years. Such change has impacted on the way governments structure their organisations, deliver services and relate to their citizenry. But how has public policy formulation changed and affected the design and delivery of...

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Political Parties and Democratic Linkage - How Parties Organize Democracy

Political Parties and Democratic Linkage - How Parties Organize Democracy

Author/editor: Russell J. Dalton|David M. Farrell|Ian McAllister

Year published: 2010

2011. Oxford University Press. Is the party over? Parties are the central institutions of representative democracy, but critics increasingly claim that parties are failing to perform their democratic functions. This book assembles unprecedented cross-national evidence to assess how parties link the...

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The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

Author/editor: Francis G Castles|Stephan Leibfried|Jane Lewis|Herbert Obinger|Christopher Pierson

Year published: 2010

The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State is the authoritative and definitive guide to the contemporary welfare state. In a volume consisting of nearly fifty newly-written chapters, a broad range of the world's leading scholars offer a comprehensive account of everything one needs to know about the...

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The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations: Trajectories and Consequences

The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations: Trajectories and Consequences

Author/editor: John Wanna|Jensen Lotte|Jouke de Vries

Year published: 2010

The Reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations investigates the impacts and consequences of budgetary reform through a comparative assessment of advanced Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) democracies that have undertaken budget reforms over the past two to three decades...

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Ukraine: A Sharp Turn Eastwards

Ukraine: A Sharp Turn Eastwards

Author/editor: John Besmeres

Year published: 2010

Ukraine: A Sharp Turn Eastwards examines the growing closeness between Ukraine and Russia since the narrow victory of the pro-Moscow candidate Viktor Yanukovych in the Ukrainian presidential elections in February. Despite early feints in the direction of the EU and the US, it seems clear that he...

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What Soul for Europe? Unity, Diversity & Identity in the EU

What Soul for Europe? Unity, Diversity & Identity in the EU

Author/editor: Pablo Jiménez

Year published: 2010

Political integration has been part of the European project from its very beginnings. As far back as the early seventies there was concern in Brussels that an ingredient was missing in the political integration process. ‘Output legitimacy’ – the permissive consensus citizens grant to a government...

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ANU Poll probes attitudes to economy, GFC

ANU Poll probes attitudes to economy, GFC

Year published: 2009

A narrow majority of Australians favour government spending to stimulate the economy in response to the Global Financial Crisis, but two-thirds of the public are concerned about the effects that the debt will have on future generations, according the results of the fifth ANU Poll. The fifth ANU...

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ANU Poll zeros in on public views on defence

ANU Poll zeros in on public views on defence

Year published: 2009

Public support for more defence spending is a 20-year low and more than 70% of Australians oppose tax increases to pay for more defence spending, according the results of the fourth ANU Poll. The fourth ANU Poll provides insight into what the Australian public thinks about defence and defence-...

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