W. Macmahon Ball: Politics for the People by Ai Kobayashi Australian Scholarly, 2013, 278 pages, $39.95 Best known for his early championing of Australia’s role in Asia, Professor William Macmahon Ball (1901–86) was Australia’s first Professor of Political Science when appointed to the post at the University of Melbourne in 1949. Mac Ball, as he was known, began as a tutor in Psychology and Philosophy, but moved to Political Science after a stint under Professor Harold Laski at the London School of Economics (LSE). He also became well known because of his two additional careers. He was a…
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