Used and Out of Print Books on Government,
Politics & Political History
Listed alphabetically by title.
A Prisoner in The Garden Opening Nelson Mandela's Prison Archive. ISBN 0670029491. Used hardcover book in
dust jacket. 209 pages. (Published on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Foundation by Viking/Penguin Group. Melbourne. 2005) A little
wear to the edges and corners of the boards. Else in fine condition.
John Bull Gets Tough: An Essay In Interpretation -by-
S F Ferguson. The collapse of Great Britain and the Empire has been loudly prophesied for centuries, but John Bull
refuses to budge; the end of every fight finds him still on his feet, with his
family beside him; the author, an Australian, explodes the myth of grasping
Imperialism, and makes clear the sane and solid foundations of the British
Commonwealth; he explains the differences between John Bull and Uncle Sam, and
their essential and indestructible brotherhood; he exposes the absurdity of the
notion that a friend of Russia should be an enemy of Britain; above all, he
tells us the deathless story of how Britain won through against incredible odds
in the early years of WWII. (Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1944) Small softcover
book in soiled dust jacket, 72 pages. dust jacket and covers
worn on edges and bumped in corners, bookshop stamps inside cover, foxing on eps
and edges of pages, else very good.
Losing The Blanket: Australia and The End of Britain's Empire -by- David Goldsworthy. ISBN 0522850286.
Australian History. Australian Political History. When Britain's sprawling empire wound down with
unexpected speed in the 1960s, Australia lost a comforting "security blanket" and had to struggle to
re-establish and protect itself in a volatile and threatening world. This book shows how Australia's
foreign policy during the 1950s and 1960s was affected by the end of empire. Documents now available reveal
the effects of post-imperialism upon Australian policies in key areas such as defence planning in Southeast Asia,
the politics of the Commonwealth, the European Union, Australia's own colonial policy and relations with Britain
itself; as Menzies and then Holt looked to protect Australia's interests, the groundwork was laid for Australia's
involvement in Vietnam and for the pattern of Australia's foreign relations today. Used softcover book. 209 pages.
(Melbourne University Press. Melbourne. 2002) In fine condition.
Mandela The Authorised Portrait -edited by- Kate Parkin. ISBN 1741248930. NEW. Biography and photographic portrait of
South African leader Nelson Mandela. Editorial consultants: Mac Maharaj & Ahmed Kathrada. Narrative -by- Mike Nicol. Interviews
-by- Tim Cousens; Rosalind Coward & Amina Frense. Foreword -by- Kofi Annan. Introduction -by-
Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (The Five Mile Press, Melbourne -in association with- PQ Blackwell, Auckland,
2006) NEW large format hardcover book in dust jacket. 356 pages. NEW. Weighs 2.2
State Constitutional Landmarks -editor- George Winterton. ISBN 9781872876071. Foreword -by-
The Hon James Spigelman AC. Australian State Politics. Fifteen landmark cases and controversies of parliamentary
government in the Australian colonies and legal drama written by some of Australia's leading constitutional
scholars. Introduction: Australian States: Cinderellas No Longer? (George Winterton); Justice Boothby: A Disaster
That Happened (John M Williams); Plenary Within Limits: Powell v Apollo Candle (Kevin Booker); Thomas
McCawley v The King (Nicholas Aroney); Trethowan's Case (Jeffrey Goldsworthy); The Dismissal of the
Lang Government (Anne Twomey); Clayton v Heffron (Anne Twomey); Deadlocks in State Parliaments (John
Waugh); Tonkin v Brand: Triumph for the Rule of Law (Peter Johnston); Armstrong v Budd and the Power of
Expulsion (Gareth Griffith); The Making of the Australia Acts 1986 (Anne Twomey); Egan v Willis and Egan v
Chadwick: The Triumph of Responsible Government (Gerard Carney); Arena v Nader and the Waiver of Parliamentary
Privilege (Gareth Griffith and David Clune); BLF v Minister for Industrial Relations: The Limits of State Legislative
and Judicial Power (Fiona Wheeler); The Kable Case: A Guard-Dog that Barked But Once? (H P Lee); McGinty v Western
Australia: Electoral Equality and the Demise of the 'Implied Rights Venture' (Peter A Gerangelos). Used hardcover book
in dust jacket. 458 pages. (The Federation Press. Annandale. 2006) Light wear to edges of dust jacket. Else in fine
condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
The Activists' Handbook A Step-By-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy -by- Aidan Ricketts. ISBN 9781848135925.
Politics. Social Change Activism. An essential resource for anyone ready to make a difference; offers a step-by-step guide to starting
up or getting involved in grassroots movements; provides all the essential practical tools, methods and strategies needed for a
successful campaign; extensively discusses legal and ethical issues; includes practical example documents for digital activism and
group strategy. Used softcover book. 282 pages. (Zed Books. London. 2012) In fine
The Australian Ballot The Story Of An American Reform -by- L E Fredman. American Politics. American Electoral
Reform. By the late 1800s, American elections were riddled with abuses: political parties provided identifiable printed ballots which
were issued to voters outside the polling place, candidates has to pay large sums to ensure that their names would actually appear on the
ballot, and voters were freely bribed or intimidated by agents of the political parties; various groups of American political reformers
advocated the introduction of the Australian Victorian method of voting in which the government printed and distributed the ballets,
accepted nominations and made elaborate provision for secrecy in voting. (Michigan State University Press. First edition. 1968)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 150 pages, ex-library with the usual marks and stamps, pocket on fep, covered in clear plastic sleeve,
dust jacket under sleeve is soiled, foxing on edges of pages, else good.
The Origins of Political Surveillance in Australia -by- Frank Cain. ISBN 020714818X. A study of the growth
of Australia's security and surveillance organisations and the early history of those organisations, based
upon detailed examination of the original files and archives. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. London. 1983)
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 305 pages. Dust jacket is worn on corners and at
both ends of the spine. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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