The Decline of Political Leadership in Australia?

Changing Recruitment and Careers of Federal Politicians

Authors: Pakulski, Jan, Tranter, B.

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51806-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $70.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51805-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-50648-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
About this book

This book analyses the changing political recruitment of the Australian federal parliamentary elite. It argues that the elite's quality has been reduced to a worrisome degree, especially since the 1990s. It suggests that the declining quality of the Australian 'political class' is a major factor behind the declining public trust in politicians.

About the authors

Jan Pakulski, MA (Warsaw), PhD (ANU), is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). He is the author-editor of 9 books and over 120 scholarly articles on elites, democratization, multiculturalism, post-communism, social movements, and social inequality. His most recent books are Globalizing Inequalities (Allen and Unwin, 2004), Toward Leader Democracy (with Andras Korosenyi, Anthem, 2012) and Violence and the State (co-edited and co-written with Matt Killingsworth and Matthew Sussex, MUP 2015).

Bruce Tranter is professor of sociology at the University of Tasmania, Hobart. His research interests include the study of political and environmental leaders, environmental attitudes and behaviour, social movements and national identity. Articles based upon his quantitative and qualitative research have been published widely in international sociological and political science journals.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: What Is Wrong with Our Politicians?

    Pakulski, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Political Elites, Elite Quality and Elite Recruitment

    Pakulski, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 17-34

  • Political Candidates

    Pakulski, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

  • The Australian Federal MPs: Changing Recruitment and Career Profiles

    Pakulski, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 51-73

  • The Leaders

    Pakulski, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 74-88

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51806-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $70.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51805-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-50648-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Decline of Political Leadership in Australia?
Book Subtitle
Changing Recruitment and Careers of Federal Politicians
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51806-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137518064
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51805-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50648-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 115
Topics