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Local politics in Cowra Shire : structure, ideology and resources

Gray, Ian

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The thesis offers explanation for the maintenance of local power relations in a rural community in terms of ideologies and the ways in which they are reflected, responded to and reconstructed in and around a local political system. It does so by developing concepts useful to the study of power processes and using them in analysis of observation of local politics and the ideological climate in which politics are enacted. A history of the locality and discussion of institutional apparatuses...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGray, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-04T04:10:40Z
dc.date.available2017-10-04T04:10:40Z
dc.date.copyright1989
dc.identifier.otherb1705381
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/129545
dc.description.abstractThe thesis offers explanation for the maintenance of local power relations in a rural community in terms of ideologies and the ways in which they are reflected, responded to and reconstructed in and around a local political system. It does so by developing concepts useful to the study of power processes and using them in analysis of observation of local politics and the ideological climate in which politics are enacted. A history of the locality and discussion of institutional apparatuses of local government move analysis towards political processes, in particular those processes in which the content of politics becomes constrained. That constraint is accounted for in terms of the values and beliefs of local people and their politicians, rather than conscious and intentional individual action. The thesis concludes that beliefs about the nature of local politics and the locality itself structure local politics in such a way that they favour farmers and business people over other identifiable groups.
dc.format.extent440 p
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshLocal government Australia Cowra (N.S.W.)
dc.subject.lcshCommunity power Australia Cowra (N.S.W.)
dc.subject.lcshRural development Australia Cowra (N.S.W.)
dc.subject.lcshCowra (N.S.W.) Politics and government
dc.titleLocal politics in Cowra Shire : structure, ideology and resources
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
local.contributor.supervisorMugford, Stephen
dcterms.valid1989
local.description.notesThesis (Ph.D.)--Australian National University, 1989. This thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
local.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.issued1989
local.contributor.affiliationDepartment of Sociology, The Australian National University
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d7393a81de28
dc.date.updated2017-09-08T03:09:26Z
local.mintdoimint
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