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The Australian Study of Politics
Edited by R.A.W. Rhodes
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
11 Nov 2009
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The Australian Study of Politics is the first comprehensive reference work on the history of the study of politics in Australia. It focuses on developments since WW2, exploring the historical roots of each major subfield. We conclude that Australian political science is strong where it has a long-standing engagement with the international political science community (for example, in international relations); where it regularly interacts with Australian government priorities (for example, in public administration); and where it involves the larger community (for example, public intellectuals). Our task is to explain the patchiness and late development of the profession in Australia. The challenge for Australian political science is to foster regional distinctiveness and to compete at an international level.


Description

The Australian Study of Politics is the first comprehensive reference work on the history of the study of politics in Australia. It focuses on developments since WW2, exploring the historical roots of each major subfield. We conclude that Australian political science is strong where it has a long-standing engagement with the international political science community (for example, in international relations); where it regularly interacts with Australian government priorities (for example, in public administration); and where it involves the larger community (for example, public intellectuals). Our task is to explain the patchiness and late development of the profession in Australia. The challenge for Australian political science is to foster regional distinctiveness and to compete at an international level.


Contents

Foreword; A.Capling
In Search of Australian Political Science; R.A.W.Rhodes
PART I: THE INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT
Universities and the Study of Politics; P.Weller
The Inter-War Foundations of Australian Political Science; J.Brett
A History of the Australasian Political Studies Association; D.Jaensch
PART II: THE SUBFIELDS
Political Theory; I.Treganza
Political History; S.MacIntyre
Political Biography; J.Walter
The Constitution and the Judiciary; H.Irving
The Executives; R.A.W.Rhodes& J.Wanna
Parliaments; J.Uhr
Federalism; A.Fenna
Elections and Electoral Behaviour; I.McAllister
Political Communication and the Media; M.Goot
Political Parties; M.Simms
Pressure Groups and Social Movements; S.Scalmer
Public Policy and Administration; S.Ahamed& G.Davis
Political Economy; R.Eccleston
Comparative Government and Politics; L.Holmes
South-East Asia; B.J.Tria Kerkvliet
International Relations Theory; R.Devetak& R.Higgott
Foreign Policy and Security; M.Wesley
International Political Economy; J.Ravenhill
PART III: THEMES
Radical Approaches; C.Johnson
Indigenous Politics; T.Rowse
Immigration and Multi-Culturalism; A.Parkin& L.Hardcastle
Women and Gender; D.Brennan& L.Chappell
Environmental Politics; A.Kellow
Political Psychology; P.'t Hart& J.Walter
PART IV: THEN AND NOW
Political Theory; G.Maddox
Australian Government and Politics; D.Aitkin
Public Administration: Reflections of an Old Institutionalist; J.Power
International Relations; P.Boyce


Authors

ROD RHODES is Professor of Government at the University of Tasmania and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, Australia. He is the author or editor of some 30 books including Observing Government Elites: Up Close and Personal, The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions, and Governance Stories (with Mark Bevir). He has been editor of Public Administration since 1986. He is Treasurer of the Australasian Political Studies Association, life Vice-President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in both Australia and Britain.