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Walter, James 1949-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 101 publications in 1 language and 3,187 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Biography  Sources  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: DU107, 994
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Walter
 
Most widely held works by James Walter
Australian studies : a survey by James, 1949- ., ed Walter( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ministers' minders : personal advisers in national government by James Walter( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual movements and Australian society( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The leader : a political biography of Gough Whitlam by James Walter( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunnel vision : the failure of political imagination by James Walter( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asian-Pacific security after the cold war( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas and influence : social science and public policy in Australia( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Australia's leading thinkers examine the relations between social science and research, informed public opinion and the policy community. It's a challenging and important analysis of current practice and argues for how we might achieve more workable policy of broad social as well as political benefit
What were they thinking? : the politics of ideas in Australia by James Walter( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas are at the heart of our politics. They are the means by which people are influenced and mobilised. Australian politics have been shaped by distinctive patterns of political thought from the colonial period to the Rudd government. But how have these patterns arisen? And what have been their effects on shaping what we think is politically possible or desirable? This book is not a survey of theory but an invigorating history of people trying to make sense of their world, fighting to establish the principles governing the way politics is pursued and justifying their own perspectives. What We
No, prime minister : reclaiming politics from leaders by James Walter( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this reappraisal of recent Australian political life, Paul Strangio and James Walter analyse the performances of five prime ministers (Whitlam, Fraser, Hawke, Keating and Howard) against the background of changes in the political system over the past three decades and assess the leadership style of a potential prime minister, Kevin Rudd. The authors argue that good democratic leadership requires robust institutions, including a fearless public service, a strong Opposition and alternative policy advice
Understanding prime-ministerial performance : comparative perspectives by Paul Strangio( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the twenty-first century prime ministers loom larger in the consciousness of their nations than perhaps in any previous era. But how well do we really understand the variables of prime-ministerial performance, and, specifically, why some prime ministers apparently flourish in the role while others wither? This study examines how prime ministers perform as leaders of their governments, parties, and nations. It offers new ways of thinking about prime-ministerial power and leadership, and systematic empirical studies of prime-ministerial leadership practices in four Westminster democracies: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The volume features contributions from leading political scientists from all of these countries and is organised into three major sections: understanding power in prime-ministerial performance, prime ministers and their parties, and evaluating prime-ministerial performance. Through its collaborative and multifaceted approach the volume demonstrates that there are no hard and fast propositions or rules of thumb to capture what it is that makes us think of some prime ministers as so much more effective than others
The citizens' bargain : a documentary history of Australian views since 1890 / [compiled by]( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping lives : reflections on biography by Ian Donaldson( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's home and rural life by James Walter( Book )

2 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographers at work( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading life histories : Griffith papers on biography( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acculturation to political work : new members of the federal backbench by James Walter( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State of mind : intellectuals and political culture in Australia and Britain by James Walter( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England's naval and military weakness. National dangers by James Walter( Book )

1 edition published in 1882 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental terrorism by James Walter( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The willful and wanton destruction of the environment by Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War raised deep concerns over deliberate, conflict-induced ecosystem damage. A corollary to that destruction is the concept of environmental terrorism: the employment of violence or threats of violence against the environment for political purposes. This study examines the lack of a definition of international terrorism and its subset, environmental terrorism. The susceptibility of the environment to terrorist attacks is reviewed to determine whether the target audience of terrorism, the world's population, is sufficiently concerned about the ecosystem to care about a terrorist attack. The vulnerability of the environment to damage is evaluated and found to be vulnerable at the local, regional and global levels. The roles of various international, federal, state and Army agencies in combating environmental terrorism are reviewed to see if changes are in order. Finally, several recommendations are offered to thwart the threat of environmental terrorism
What Were They Thinking 150 Years of Political Thinking in Australia by James Walter( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenging conventional ways of thinking about politics, this ambitious history of 20th-century Australian political thought explains how several of the most well-established Australian political ideas, such as franchise and the welfare state, came to be. By examining the impact of these ideas and the ways they have inspired individuals and movements from before the first prime minister, Edmund Barton, all the way to current incumbent Kevin Rudd, this robust study makes what often seems arcane or abstract come to life
 
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Alternative Names
Walter, James A. 1949-

Walter, James A. (James Arnot), 1949-

Walter, James Arnot 1949-

Languages
English (82)

Covers
Ideas and influence : social science and public policy in AustraliaWhat were they thinking? : the politics of ideas in AustraliaNo, prime minister : reclaiming politics from leadersThe citizens' bargain : a documentary history of Australian views since 1890 / [compiled by]