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Understanding the divergent development of the ministerial office in Australia and the UK

Maley, Maria


Large, politicised and separate ministerial offices are a feature of Australian government, while the UK ministerial office remains a hybrid unit which is part of the civil service. Using an historical institutionalist lens, and focusing on institutional factors, the article analyses why the separate partisan model evolved in Australia. It argues the Australian innovation was an historical compromise made in an unsuccessful attempt to move towards US-style political-administrative institutions....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2018.1450356


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