Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925003833
Released: November 2014

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Despotic State or Free Individual: Two Traditions of Democracy in Australia

By Greg Melluish

The poll-driven excesses of today’s party politics can be seen as the triumph of an impoverished view of democracy that discourages the virtues of good leadership and personal responsibility.  In an ongoing contest between opposing visions of democratic power we find history repeating in current debates about the ‘nanny state’, ‘middle-class welfare’, the power of the media, the mining industry and the quality of politicians.


Categories: Politics, Australian Studies, Featured Titles

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