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The Howard Government: The Extent to which Public Attitudes Influenced Australia's Federal Policy Mix

Lewis, Chris

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This article focuses on the interaction between government policy and public attitudes in order to explain why the Howard government was reasonably pragmatic given that it maintained enough popular support to win four successive federal elections from 1996, and why such a relationship is crucial to evaluating policy trends in Australia's liberal democracy in terms of understanding both policy possibilities and limitations no matter how flawed or divisive certain policies may appear to be.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58435
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2007.00516.x

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