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The Resource From secret ballot to democracy sausage : how Australia got compulsory voting, Judith Brett

From secret ballot to democracy sausage : how Australia got compulsory voting, Judith Brett

Label
From secret ballot to democracy sausage : how Australia got compulsory voting
Title
From secret ballot to democracy sausage
Title remainder
how Australia got compulsory voting
Statement of responsibility
Judith Brett
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It's compulsory to vote in Australia.We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote. Not only that, we embrace it. We celebrate compulsory voting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning. But how did this come to be? When and why did we begin making Australians vote? What effect has it had on our political parties, our voting systems, our participation in elections? And how else is the way we vote different from other English-speaking democracies? From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a brilliant essay-length book by the celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin. This is a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brett, Judith
Dewey number
324.65
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voting, Compulsory
  • Democracy
  • Political parties
  • Political participation
  • Australia
Label
From secret ballot to democracy sausage : how Australia got compulsory voting, Judith Brett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064469720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925626810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1073110398
Label
From secret ballot to democracy sausage : how Australia got compulsory voting, Judith Brett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064469720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
198 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925626810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1073110398

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