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Politics in Place


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List of figures, maps; 1. Introduction: the origins of a study; 2. Power: concepts and applications; 3. A history of Cowra; 4. Elitism and local government; 5. Spatial politics; 6. The politics of development; 7. Gender, race and human services; 8. The making of local politics; 9. Ideologies and resources; 10. Conclusion: the machinery of power; Epilogue; Acknowledgements; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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Politics in Place is a community study focusing on political life in a typical Australian agricultural town.


From the hardback review: '... its careful combination of theoretical and empirical material would make it a useful text for any students and researchers of politics and community in Western societies.' Journal of Rural Studies

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