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Continuity or discontinuity in the recent history of the Australian Labor Party?

Bramble, Tom; Kuhn, Rick


Recent characterisations of the Australian Labor Party as a ‘cartel party’ suggest that there was, after the 1970s, a fundamental discontinuity in Labor’s history. We assess this contention not only in terms of the ALP’s policies but also the mechanisms which link it with different classes and social groups: Labor’s electoral support, membership and local branches, the backgrounds of the Party’s parliamentarians and leaders, the role of trade unions inside the ALP, and its sources of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science 44.2 (2009): 281–294
DOI: 10.1080/10361140902862792


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