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Is Bipartisanship on National Security Beneficial? Australia's Politics of Defence and Security

Carr, Andrew

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One of the most widely-endorsed norms in Australian politics is the requirement for bipartisanship in the management of defence and security policy. This norm is assumed to lead to good policy creation, foster political unity, and protect those who implement national policy (particularly the military). The paper argues that evidence for all three of these claims is overstated. In addition, the effects of the norm are often counter-productive and even harmful to the conduct and management of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCarr, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:57:06Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:57:06Z
dc.identifier.issn0004-9522
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/218159
dc.description.abstractOne of the most widely-endorsed norms in Australian politics is the requirement for bipartisanship in the management of defence and security policy. This norm is assumed to lead to good policy creation, foster political unity, and protect those who implement national policy (particularly the military). The paper argues that evidence for all three of these claims is overstated. In addition, the effects of the norm are often counter-productive and even harmful to the conduct and management of Australian policy. The paper concludes by arguing that the norm of bipartisanship for Australian defence and security policy should be abandoned. © 2017 The Author. Australian Journal of Politics and History
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of Politics and History
dc.titleIs Bipartisanship on National Security Beneficial? Australia's Politics of Defence and Security
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume63
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor160604 - Defence Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB7047
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCarr, Andrew, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage254
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage269
local.identifier.doi10.1111/ajph.12349
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:42:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85020856474
local.identifier.thomsonID000403896700006
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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