'From "barbecue-stopper" to "washminster", from "chardonnay socialist" to "xenophobia'", A Dictionary of Australian Politics is a comprehensive and lively guide to Australian political language. With handy "quick grab" definitions, it is supported by in-depth explanations of the history and usage of important terms.
'For anyone interested in politics, this is an authoritative and entertaining reference. It is uniquely Australian, bringing together a range of political terms and expressions that over time have entered the vernacular. It also includes international terms which are essential to political discussion.' (From the publisher's website.)