This important, theoretically sophisticated work explores the concepts of liberal democracy, citizenship and rights. Grounded in critical original research, the book examines Australia's political and legal institutions, and traces the history and future of citizenship and the state in Australia. The central theme is that making proof of belonging to the national culture a precondition of citizenship is inappropriate for a multicultural society such as Australia. This becomes an object lesson for the multicultural regional polities forming throughout the world.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. From Subject to Citizen 1901-1996: 1. Civis Romanus Sum; 2. From subject to citizen I: to 1948; 3. Nationality and the citizen II: 1948-1986; 4. From subject to citizen III: 1983-1996; Part II. Discourses of Exclusion: 5. Discourses of exclusion, silencing the migrant voice; 6. Aborigines and citizenship: discourses of exclusion; Part III. The Active Citizen and Beyond: 7. The active citizen and direct democracy in Australia; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.