The editors are most grateful to the following people and organizations for their assistance in bringing this book to fruition:
The CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) in Rome: for giving Gianpietro Mazzoleni a Short-Term Mobility grant that allowed him to travel to Australia to start the project with Bruce Horsfield and Julianne Stewart.
The Research Committee of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ:) for providing funding for some of the research into the Front National, and into One Nation.
Professor Maurice French, dean of the Faculty of Arts at USQ: for funding support for Gianpietro Mazzoleni's visits to Australia in 1998 and 2001.
The Centre for Communication Research and Development at USQ: for providing travel assistance for Gianpietro Mazzoleni's visits to Australia.
Winfried Schulz (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg): for his critical observations and useful suggestions in the various phases of the project.
Pascal Perrineau (Cevipof-Science Po, Paris): for contributing to clearing the focus on the media-centered factors of our analysis.
And of course Jay G. Blumler (emeritus professor, Leeds University): for his encouraging suggestions, his insightful critique, and scholarly supervision of the entire project.
Neil Lomas and Stephanie Akers: for providing information on how to make contacts within the One Nation Party.