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Farm Protest and Militancy in Australia: Supporting or undermining interest-group politics?

Halpin, Darren


This chapter approaches the question of rural protest in Australia. It does so by charting the professionalisation of farmer interest groups and the implications this had on political participation by farmers. The value of such a perspective is that it makes explicit the interconnection between 'outside' strategies of organised political advocacy and more acceptable and institutional forms. The chapter offers a historical account of the ways in which protest - and other forms of collective...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Rural Protest Groups and Populist Political Parties
DOI: 10.3920/978-90-8686-807-0


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