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Politics, Policy & International Affairs Resource Guide  

This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Politics, Policy & International Affairs
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Policy & International Affairs Books

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Australia in International Politics - Stewart Firth
ISBN: 9781742372631
The world changed for Australia after the terrorist attacks on the US on September 11, 2001 and the Bali bombings of 2002. Security became the dominant theme of Australian foreign policy.

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China Engages Global Governance - Gerald Chan; Lai-Ha Chan; Pak K. Lee
ISBN: 0415557135
Focuses on China's increasing involvement in global governance as a result of the phenomenal rise of its economy and global power. It examines whether and in what ways China is capable of participating in multilateral interactions; if it is willing and able to provide global public goods to address a wide array of global problems; and what impact this would have on both global governance and order.

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The Future of the Welfare State - Heikki Ervasti
ISBN: 9781781001264
Addresses many of the major challenges faced by contemporary European welfare states, including popular welfare legitimacy, social trust and social cohesion, "old" & "new" risks, population diversity & new gender roles. Combining various theoretical perspectives on the welfare state & public opinion, the book features state-of-the-art multilevel analyses of social policy attitudes across 30 European countries.

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The Australian political system in action - Narelle Miragliotta, Wayne Errington & Nicholas Barry
ISBN: 0195563174
This book introduces the dynamics of the Australian political system. It sets out the key concepts and institutions of democratic politics and demonstrates how the actors and institutions of Australian politics interact and develop.

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Environmental Policy Failure - Kate Crowley; K. J. Walker
ISBN: 9780734611406
Reviews some of Australia's most critically challenging environmental issues of our time and assesses the capacity of contemporary policies to solve them. It reveals, case by case, the endemic failure of environmental policy under both Labor and conservative governments across many generations, and assesses the prospects for a more ecologically sustainable future.

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Water Policy Reform - Quiggin, Chambers, Mallawaarachchi (Eds)
ISBN: 9781781000311
A must-read for anyone interested in how to ensure sustainability while effectively addressing social & economic issues. The contributors are all well-recognised in their areas of expertise & their chapters are highly informative. The book's focus is on policy reform in the Murray-Darling Basin. It offers a "window to the future" & important insights for other parts of the world that are also facing the dilemma of the overextraction of water & what to do about it.

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Global Anti-Terrorism Law & Policy - Ramraj, Hor, Roach & Williams (Eds)
ISBN: 9781107014671
Terrorism transcends borders, so anti-terrorism law must cross the boundaries of domestic, regional & international law. It also crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries between administrative, constitutional, criminal, financial, immigration, international & military law, as well as the law of war.



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