Book Launch: God Save the Queen
Readings State Library — Woiworung Country, State Library Victoria, 285-321 Russell St, Melbourne 3000, Victoria
Join us to celebrate the Launch of Dennis Altman’s God Save the Queen: the strange persistence of monarchies.
God Save the Queen: the strange persistence of monarchies is the first book to look at constitutional monarchies globally, and is particularly relevant given the pro-democracy movement in Thailand and recent scandals around the British and Spanish royal families. Is monarchy merely a feudal relic that should be abolished, or does the division between ceremonial and actual power act as a brake on authoritarian politicians? And what is the role of monarchy in the independent countries of the Commonwealth that have retained the Queen as head of state? Join us to hear an avowed republican talk about his investigation into the unexpected durability and potential benefits of constitutional monarchies.
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