In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Democracy without political parties would not be possible. Do independent politicians have relevance and influence in a political system as well? What do independents have to offer a parliamentary democracy? This is a book about independent politicians and why they matter in a parliamentary democracy-with an Australian focus. The book documents the history and place of independent members in Australia's federal, state and territory parliaments. It examines the effect that independent members have on a parliamentary democracy-firstly, as it concerns relevance-offering the electorate an alternative form of representation to that sourced from major or minor parties at election time, and secondly, as it concerns influence and impact-once elected, the parliamentary contributions of these non-party members of parliament who sit on the crossbenches. This book will be of interest to readers with a passion for parliaments, politics or history. With forewords by Quentin Dempster and Philip Norton.