Hawke's Law: The Politics of Mining and Aboriginal Land Rights in Australia (Paperback)
Previous studies of the mining industry's influence on Australian policy have been forced to rely on informed speculation about the industry's actions. Hawke's Law is the first to benefit from unrestricted access to industry sources and documentation, including mining-industry archives and interviews with top executives. It is also the only definitive study of the Labor Party government's long-promised attempt to formulate national Aboriginal rights legislation.
About the Author
Ronald T. Libby is Professor of Political Science at Southwest State University in Minnesota. He is the author of Protecting Markets: U.S. Policy and the World Grain Trade (1992), The Politics of Economic Power in Southern Africa (1987), and Toward an Africanized U.S. Policy for Southern Africa (1980).