Contemporary Australian Political Party Organisations

Edited by: Anika Gauja, Narelle Miragliotta, Rodney Smith

Political parties have always been fundamental to Australia's representative democracy. As organizations, however, their continued centrality and longevity depend upon their ability to respond to changing political, social, and technological circumstances, such as declining levels of membership and partisan affiliation, and the rise of social media. This volume - the first book dedicated to Australian political parties in nearly a decade - brings together many of the leading scholars of Australian politics to examine the evolving role and relevance of political parties today. Chapters explore the diversity of Australian parties' organizational arrangements, the contemporary challenges they face, and the institutions that shape their behavior. The contributions tell a story of adaptation by the Australian parties during a time of flux, one which suggests that party organizations will be central to Australian political life for quite some time yet. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: Politics) [Subject: Politics, Australian Studies]

Publication Date: 10/26/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781922235824