Understand the Australian political system and make your votecount
Get to grips with the good, the bad and the ugly of Australianpolitics! Whether you're a seasoned political punter or a votingnovice, this is your essential guide to understanding politics inAustralia. Master the ins and outs of elections, parties andpolicies, and learn to discuss the big issues in no time. You haveto vote — now learn whyand how.
Decipher political terminology — clear explanations of thehouses of parliament, voting systems and more
Learn how Australia's political system evolved — howWestminster and Washington were combined to produce'Washminster'
Appreciate parliamentary roles — what the Whips do andjust what the Usher of the Black Rod is
Find out who holds the purse strings — how federal andstate governments work out who pays for what
Understand how political parties work — the differencesbetween Labor and Liberal, and what coalition politics is
Discover what's meant by the balance of power — how minorparties and independents contribute to politics
Determine how your vote is counted — the differencebetween preferential voting and proportional representation
Work out the media's role — how the media reports,interprets and sways political outcomes
Open the book and find:
Key points about past and current political hot topics
Explanations of the Australian Constitution, including thecrisis of 1975
Plans of the houses of parliament so you know who sits where
Analysis of how the major Australian political parties cameabout
A concise description of the electoral pendulum
Graphic descriptions of the different ballot papers
A comprehensive glossary of political terms and jargon
Identify what makes the Australianpolitical system tick
Distinguish between the differentpolitical parties
Understand the influence of the media in Australian politics
Cast your vote with confidence
Zareh Ghazarian also lectures at Monash, has receivedawards for his research and teaching, and contributes to media andpublic debate.
In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life.
In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.
Its comprehensive coverage provides a witty and informative biographical profile of every Member of Parliament and a detailed social, demographic, economic and political analysis with statistics of seats to give the clearest picture of the British social and political landscape in the twenty-first century.
This is the essential reference work on British politics for students, academics, journalists and psephologists.
In her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment," losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers.
The Shock Doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution. In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, Russia, and Iraq.
At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, created by nature or war, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.
Detractors claim it's the systematic take-over by secret societies, quasi-government entities and corporations who are covertly organizing a global socialist all-powerful government which aims to regulate every aspect of citizens lives, rendering them a perpetual working-class while the elite leadership lives in luxury.
Conspiracy theory expert Mark Dice looks at the evidence, claims, and conspiracy theories as he takes you down the rabbit hole to The New World Order.
- Calls for a New World Order by Politicians and Businessmen.
- World Governed by the Elite Through Occult Secret Societies
- Mainstream Media Controlled by the Elite
- High Level Officials and Institutions are Above the Law
- Why Immorality and Destructive Behavior is Encouraged
- Banking, Money, and Taxes
- One World Currency
- Population Reduction
- One World Religion
- A Coming Global Dictator Who Will Claim to be God
- Global Police and Military Force
- A Nation of Spies and Culture of Fear
- Elimination of the Right to Bear Arms
- Elimination of National Sovereignty
- Monitoring the Population with Big Brother
- A Medicated and Sedated Population
- Weather Weapons and Chemtrails
- Nephilim and Anunnaki
- Satanism and Luciferianism
- Underground Bases and Tunnels
- And More
By the author of The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction
One hundred years later, there continues to be shared interest in Australia's constitutional debate concerning the prospect of becoming a republic, along with its celebration of the centenary of Federation. Canadian Prim Minister Jean Chretien recently commented that "Canadians are aware if the blessings of Australia, many of which we share..." Lang's 'secret sympathy' is probably mare accurate now that ever before.
The Handbook presents some of the latest theoretical reflections on regionalism and federalism and then moves on to discuss cases of both regionalism and federalism in key countries chosen from the world’s macro-regions. Assembling this wide range of case studies allows the book to present a general picture of current trends in territorial governance. The final chapters then examine failed federations such as Czechoslovakia and examples of transnational regionalism - the EU, NAFTA and the African Union.
Covering evolving forms of federalism and regionalism in all parts of the world and featuring a comprehensive range of case studies by leading international scholars this work will be an essential reference source for all students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and international relations.