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But why do we need politicians? A critical review

Corbett, Jack

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In response to growing popular dissatisfaction with politics and politicians there has been a marked increase in academic work about anti-politics and depoliticization with numerous scholars seeking to defend politics by restating why it matters. However, these efforts have largely glossed over the related question of why politicians also matter. To fill this gap I propose a typology that captures how the different intellectual perspectives in this debate see the role of politicians –...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:34:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0144-2872
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/76075
dc.description.abstractIn response to growing popular dissatisfaction with politics and politicians there has been a marked increase in academic work about anti-politics and depoliticization with numerous scholars seeking to defend politics by restating why it matters. However, these efforts have largely glossed over the related question of why politicians also matter. To fill this gap I propose a typology that captures how the different intellectual perspectives in this debate see the role of politicians – identifying six in particular: procedural, legitimacy, values, authority, persuasion and dissimulation. In doing so I review each contribution and highlight synergies and disagreements between them that in-turn reveal important insights and new lines of inquiry.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourcePolicy Studies
dc.titleBut why do we need politicians? A critical review
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume35
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor160500 - POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB4979
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCorbett, Jack, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage498
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage512
local.identifier.doi10.1080/01442872.2014.946483
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:20:23Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84911396150
local.identifier.thomsonID000343821500004
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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