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The Captive Republic
  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 199702
  • Antal sidor: 334
  • Vikt i gram: 748
  • ISBN10:0521572584
  • ISBN13:9780521572583

The Captive Republic

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Beskrivning:

The idea of an Australian republic has existed from the moment the First Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour. This book is a comprehensive history of republican thought and activity in Australia and traces republican debate in Australia from 1788. It explains the pivotal role played by republican philosophies in the decades before responsible government was granted to the Australian colonies in 1856 and prior to federation in 1901. Mark McKenna also describes the often erratic appearance of republicanism during the twentieth century, focusing in particular on the period after 1975, when the issue of a republic became a prominent and increasingly fixed term on the political agenda. This book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in political and intellectual history. It calls for a higher level of public debate about the republic and makes an outstanding contribution to this debate itself.

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