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Down with Elites and Up with Inequality: Market Populism in Australia and Canada

Sawer, Marian; Laycock, David


There is a rich comparative literature on Australian and Canadian politics but relatively little comparing political discourse, despite the election in both countries of governments promising to 'govern for the mainstream'. This article presents a comparative analysis of market populist discourse as articulated by the Howard and Harper governments, using a conceptualisation of market populism that draws on work by Thomas Frank. The article examines the origins and vectors of this discourse, its...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Commonwealth & Comparative Politics (&print 1466-2043)
DOI: 10.1080/14662040902842836


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