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The Catholic Lobby: Structures, Policy Styles and Religious Networks

Warhurst, John


This article is about the place of lobbying by the Catholic Church in contemporary Australian federal politics. It builds on some previous attention by political scientists to Catholic political campaigning (eg, Hogan 1978, 1993; see also Byrnes 1993), but it is more comprehensive. Discussion of such lobbying uses various terminology and, like much lobbying, it can be viewed in a normative sense either favourably or unfavourably, as democratic or undemocratic. During the parliamentary debate in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2008.00583.x


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