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Elections
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Elections

Australia was the first nation to invent itself through the ballot box and has become a country renowned for democratic innovations, from the secret ballot to adult suffrage and Saturday elections. Many of these reforms are now benchmarks of democracy. Yet the equity of Australia's electoral process continues to be challenged. Does Australia have full, free and fair elections? The authors of this informative, entertaining volume tell of political forces and personalities which have shaped Australia's electoral system. They describe how Australia became a pacesetter, why it experimented so much and whether the experiments have worked. They go on to consider what could and should be done, and ...

Making Women Count
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 317

Making Women Count

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008
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  • Publisher: UNSW Press

"This is the first full-scale history of the Women's Electoral Lobby in Australia, which burst onto the scene of federal politics in 1972. It assesses WEL's significance as a policy actor and its attempts to shape public agenda, as well as the meaning ofWEL for those involved and its impact on their lives. WEL is the women's organisation most often referred to in parliament and the media."--Provided by publisher.

The Ethical State?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Ethical State?

The ethical state-a state committed to the common good and equal opportunity-was a central tenet of the social-liberal theory that emerged in Britain in the late nineteenth century. Here, Marian Sawer explores how the new nation of Australia enthusiastically embraced the ideal. Translated as the 'fair go', and accepted by major policy makers on both the left and right of politics, social liberalism gave rise to the distinctively Australian institution of wage arbitration, and to other aspects of the welfare state such as public education, parks and pensions. For early Australian feminists it offered the alluring prospect of equality with men. A century later, the idea of the fair go may still resonate in political rhetoric, but liberalism has become a somewhat tarnished ideal. The dream of the ethical state lies in tatters, eroded by economic rationalism and user-pays ideology, and degraded by political machination. Has the social-liberal vision of the state as a vehicle for social justice completely run its course? Sawer argues no. Her timely book offers an astute critique of the challenges facing social-liberal thought, and issues a rallying cry for its revival.

Australia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

Australia

On many criteria, Australia has been a pioneering democracy. As one of the oldest continuing democracies, however, a health check has long been overdue. Since 2002 the Democratic Audit of Australia, a major democracy assessment project, has been applying an internationally tested set of indicators to Australian political institutions and practices. The indicators derive from four basic principles - political equality, popular control of government, civil liberties and human rights and the quality of public deliberation. Comparative data are taken from Australia's nine jurisdictions, as well as from three comparator democracies, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, to identify strength...

Federalism, Feminism and Multilevel Governance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Federalism, Feminism and Multilevel Governance

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  • Published: 2016-04-15
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Until recently, few gender scholars took notice of the impact of state architecture on women's representation, political opportunities, and policy achievements. Likewise scholars of federalism, devolution and multilevel governance have largely ignored their gender impact. For the first time, this book explores how women's politics is affected by and affects federalism, whether in Australia, Canada, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia or the US. Equally, it assesses the gender implications of devolution and multilevel governance in the European Union, including case studies of the UK and Germany. Globally, multilevel governance is providing new arenas for women's politics. For example, CEDAW (the ...

A Woman's Place
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 235

A Woman's Place

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Sisters in Suits
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 277

Sisters in Suits

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1990
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Towards equal opportunity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

Towards equal opportunity

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  • Published: 1984
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Gender Innovation in Political Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

Gender Innovation in Political Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-06-16
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  • Publisher: Springer

In this book, leading gender scholars survey the contribution of feminist scholarship to new norms and knowledge in diverse areas of political science and related political practice. They provide new evidence of the breadth of this contribution and its policy impact. Rather than offering another account of the problem of gender inequality in the discipline, the book focuses on the positive contribution of gender innovation. It highlights in a systematic and in-depth way how gender innovation has contributed to sharpening the conceptual tools available in different subfields, including international relations and public policy. At the same time, the authors show the limits of impact in core areas of an increasingly pluralised discipline. This volume will appeal to scholars and students of political science and international relations.

Socialism and the new class
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 83

Socialism and the new class

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1978
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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