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Jews and Australian Politics


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CONTENTS: Acknowledgements; Introduction: Jews and Australian Politics; Jews in Australia -- A Demographic Profile; Who Speaks for Australian Jewry?; Jews and the Australian Labour Party; Jews and the Left; Jews and the Liberal Party of Australia; Political Conservatism and the Australian Jewish Community; Anti-Semitism and Australian Jewry; Pro-Israelism as a Factor in Australian Jewish Political Attitudes and Behaviour; Mending the World from the Margins: Jewish Women and Australian Feminism; Jews and Aborigines; Jews and Australian Multiculturalism; Inside AIJAC -- An Australian Jewish Lobby Group; The Hanan Ashrawi Affair: Australian Jewish Politics on Display; Conclusion: Australian Jewish Politics in Comparative Perspective; Appendix: Jewish Parliamentarians in Australia, 1849 to the Present; Notes on Contributors; Index.

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Geoffrey Brahm Levey is Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations, and Coordinator of the Program in Jewish Studies, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Philip Mendes is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy & Community Development, Department of Social Work, Monash University, Melbourne.


"This is an excellent collection by some outstanding Jewish social scientists. It should be included in any Australian politics course, where studies of 'ethnic politics' are still very marginal." -- James Jupp of the Australian National University, in the Australian Journal of Political Science Volume 43, No.3.

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