Language: English . Brand New Book. The Nationals, originally the Australian Country Party, is the second oldest political party in Australia. It has survived for 90 years and never been unrepresented in the Commonwealth parliament, despite constant predictions of its imminent demise. Staunchly conservative, it has concentrated exclusively on representing regional Australia, including the primary and mining industries. Its successes in policy development have at times been eyed with envy by its opponents and detractors and it has wielded more weight than its parliamentary numbers should allow. While a comparatively stable and united group, the party has had its internal problems. Coalition with the Liberal Party, for instance, has always been a thorny issue - and has had to face the challenge of changing demographics in heartland regions. This is the extraordinary story of a political organisation, large in grassroots members yet small in parliamentary terms, that has made an enormous, and largely unrecognised, contribution to Australia s social and economic development. N° de réf. du libraire
Focusing on the National Party, this history shares the extraordinary story of a political organization large in grassroots members, yet small in parliamentary terms that has made an enormous and largely unrecognized contribution to Australia’s social and economic development. A colorful and interesting read, this comprehensive study highlights the structure, achievements, failures, and internal conflicts of Australia’s second oldest political party. This informative record will especially interest those with a fascination for Australian political history.
About the Author: Paul Davey is a former journalist and and a former senior staffer for the National Party at federal and state levels. He is the author of Politics in the Blood: The Anthonys of Richmond and The Nationals: The Progressive, Country and National Party in New South Wales 1919–2006.
Titre : Ninety Not Out: The Nationals - 1920-2010 (...
Éditeur : UNSW Press
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Description du livre UNSW Press. Hardcover. État : Like New. N° de réf. du libraire HBS-00068139-B
Description du livre UNSW Press, Sydney, 2010. Hard Cover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. The first few front corners has a very small coffee stain. Otherwise in excellent condition. 480 pages. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). N° de réf. du libraire 144987
Description du livre UNSW Press, Sydney, 2010. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Size: 9"-10" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Australian History; ISBN: 1742231667. ISBN/EAN: 9781742231662. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 31654. N° de réf. du libraire 31654