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Fear and politics

Author: Carmen Lawrence
Publisher: Carlton North, Victoria : Scribe, 2006.
Series: Scribe short books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The main justification for democracy as a system of government is the protection it affords its citizens from fear and danger and of the arbitrary use of state power. In this book, Dr Lawrence argues that fear is crucial factor in shaping Australian public policy in recent years, and charts its consequences on the Australian body politic.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Lawrence
ISBN: 1920769870 9781920769871
OCLC Number: 77549260
Description: [vii], 133 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Chapter One: Fear and politics --
Chapter Two: Fear of the other --
Chapter Three: Fear of crime --
Chapter Four: Fear of annihilation --
Chapter Five: Relaxed and comfortable?
Series Title: Scribe short books.
Responsibility: Carmen Lawrence.

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The main justification for democracy as a system of government is the protection it affords its citizens from fear and danger and of the arbitrary use of state power. In this book, Dr Lawrence argues that fear is crucial factor in shaping Australian public policy in recent years, and charts its consequences on the Australian body politic.

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