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Australian Republicanism: A Reader Mark McKenna

Australian Republicanism: A Reader

Mark McKenna

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780522850703
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320 pages
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Countering the tendency in contemporary scholarship to conflate republicanism with nationalism and independence from Britain, this study examines Australian republicanism in terms of the different ways Australians have imagined themselves as civicMoreCountering the tendency in contemporary scholarship to conflate republicanism with nationalism and independence from Britain, this study examines Australian republicanism in terms of the different ways Australians have imagined themselves as civic beings. A wide range of primary material is used to illuminate the different types of republicanism that have emerged in the political and social dialogues. Contained are documents pertaining to republicanism, citizenship, identity, and government that cover the early colonial years to the present day.