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Australian Politics and Policy: Senior Edition

Politics and policy

Edited by Peter Chen, Nicholas Barry, John Butcher, David Clune, Ian Cook, Adele Garnier, Yvonne Haigh, Sara C. Motta and Marija Taflaga

ISBN: 9781743326671

DOI: 10.30722/sup.9781743326671

Publication date: 1 November 2019

Series: Animal Publics

The first completely customisable, open access textbook on Australian politics, Australian Politics and Policy provides a unique, holistic coverage of politics and public topics for use in junior and senior university courses. With an online database of 40 chapters, the book innovatively enables instructors to compile a bespoke edition to suit their teaching needs, or to include individual chapters in course readers.

With contributions from Australia’s leading politics and public-policy scholars, the textbook includes material on Australian political history and philosophy, key political institutions, Australian political sociology, public policy-making in Australia, and specialised chapters on a range of key policy domains.

Each chapter was subject to anonymous and rigorous peer-review to ensure the highest standards. The textbook comes with additional teaching resources including review questions and lecture slides.

The senior edition is aimed at later year undergraduate and Master’s students.

Dr Peter John Chen is a senior lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, where he teaches Australian and regional politics, media politics, and public policy.

Dr Nicholas Barry is a lecturer in the Department of Politics and Philosophy at La Trobe University. His research and teaching interests include political theory, political institutions, and Australian politics.

Dr John Butcher has adjunct appointments as an Australian and New Zealand School of Government Research Fellow in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University and as a research fellow in the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy.

Dr David Clune OAM was for many years the manager of the NSW parliament’s Research Service and the parliament’s historian. He was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2001 and the Order of Australia Medal in 2011.

Dr Ian Cook teaches Australian politics, political philosophy and media politics at Murdoch University. He does weekly radio commentary on international politics on ABC regional radio in Western Australia, as well as serving as an expert commentator for a variety of media outlets.

Dr Adele Garnier is a lecturer in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University. Her research and teaching focuses on immigration and refugee policy in comparative perspective.

Dr Yvonne Haigh is a senior lecturer in policy and governance at Murdoch University, and chair of the policy and management program at the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs.

Dr Sara C. Motta is a mother, critical political theorist, poet, popular educator and associate professor in politics and political economy, based in the Discipline of Politics and International Relations at the Newcastle Business School at the University of Newcastle.

Dr Marija Taflaga is a lecturer at the Australian National University. Her primary research focus is Australian politics in comparative context, including political parties and parliament, the career paths of political elites, and Australian political history.


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This is an Open Access textbook licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) licence.