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White Politics and Black Australians

Scott Bennett

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Allen & Unwin
01 April 1999
Social discrimination; Indigenous peoples; Political structure & processes; Central government policies; Land rights
Today, whichever party is in power, Aboriginal issues are very much part of the national agenda. No account of the nature of Australian politics, or discussion of the future of Australian society, can be complete without consideration of the Aboriginal interest. Citizens, whatever their political preferences, are learning that the Aboriginal demand for a full role in society has a profound impact on public life.

In White Politics and Black Australians Scott Bennett coolly and dispassionately describes how the aspirations of Aboriginal Australians are expressed through a political system designed, first and foremost, for the white majority. Mabo, Wik, Native Title, Stolen Generation - these are just some of the issues discussed here.

In a field so often characterised by rhetoric rather than analysis, here is an account which acknowledges the day-to-day reality of political contest.
By:   Scott Bennett
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 6mm
Weight:   445g
ISBN:   9781864487039
ISBN 10:   1864487038
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 April 1999
Recommended Age:   From
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Scott Bennett teaches Australian politics and government at the Australian National University. Among his many books are The Making of the Commonwealth (1971), Federation (1975), Aborigines and Political Power (1989), Affairs of State: Government and politics in the Australian States (1992), Winning and Losing: Australian national elections (1996).

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