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The Invisible State: The Formation of the Australian State

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In the modern State, power rests on the consensus of the citizens. They accord its institutions the authority to regulate society. State theory suggests that this authority is a right to speak on certain matters in certain ways and to have the audience agree with those statements. It is a matter of an authorised language; all others fall into the category of ratbaggery. In this 1991 book, the first major book applying State theory to Australia, Alastair Davidson shows how Australian citizens were formed in the nineteenth ...

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The Invisible State: The Formation of the Australian State
2002, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521522953

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The Invisible State: The Formation of the Australian State
1991, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521366588

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