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What were they thinking? : the politics of ideas in Australia / James Walter with Todd Moore
Bib ID 4703994
Format BookBook
Author
Walter, James, 1949-
 
Description Sydney : UNSW Press, 2010 
xii, 384 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780868409719
Summary

Ideas are at the heart of our politics. They are the means by which people are influenced and mobilised. Australian politics have been shaped by distinctive patterns of political thought from the colonial period to the Rudd government. But how have these patterns arisen? And what have been their effects on shaping what we think is politically possible or desirable? This book is not a survey of theory but an invigorating history of people trying to make sense of their world, fighting to establish the principles governing the way politics is pursued and justifying their own perspectives.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-373) and index.

Subjects Political science -- Australia -- History.  |  Politics and Government.  |  Colonisation.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Activism.  |  Politics and Government - Political parties.  |  Politics and Government - Politicians.  |  Australia -- Politics and government -- History.
Other authors/contributors Moore, Todd

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