As the second title in Palgrave Macmillan’s Assessing the Evidence series, Politics in Australia adopts both a historical and conceptual approach, dealing with issues considered fundamental to the Australian political system throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
This text provides a detailed examination of the structural elements as well as the key concepts considered central to an understanding of Australian politics at a Commonwealth level, such as:
• the constitution
• executive government
• political parties
• Utilises a source-based approach, which encourages students to read and analyse primary source material, allowing them to move from existing observations and facts to formulating informed opinions of their own.
• The book combines a historical and conceptual approach towards politics in Australia with key political ideas explored.
• Each chapter contains discussion questions, further reading and interesting websites.