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dc.contributor.advisorForde, Susan
dc.contributor.advisorWilliams, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKraaier, Niels
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:17:30Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:17:30Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/2529
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/365377
dc.description.abstractThe nature of government communication in a range of global settings has received growing attention from scholars around the world. However, no considered examination of the subject exists that provides either an account of the contemporary landscape regarding government communication, or an exploration of common and diverging themes on a cross-national basis. This thesis aims to fill this gap. It elucidates the work practices of government communication professionals in Queensland and the Netherlands and considers these practices within their political contexts and national cultures: the Westminster system and a “masculine” society in Australia versus the multiparty system and a “feminine” society in the Netherlands. The study builds on the work of Dutch-American political scientist Arend Lijphart, who found that policies supported by a broad consensus are more likely to be successful than policies imposed by a “decisive” government against the wishes of broad sections of society; as well as on research done by Dutch social psychologist Geert Hofstede, who distinguishes between so-called “masculine societies” such as Australia where “the winner takes it all” and “feminine societies” such as the Netherlands where participation is more important than winning. The degree and forms of changes surrounding the work practices of government communication professionals are to a large extent determined by the cultural and political context in which they take place and thus cannot be assumed universal.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGriffith University
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
dc.subject.keywordsArend Lijphart
dc.subject.keywordsGovernment communication, Queensland, Australia
dc.subject.keywordsGovernment communication, Netherlands
dc.subject.keywordsPolitical environments
dc.subject.keywordsPolitical systems
dc.subject.keywordsGeert H. Hofstede
dc.titleThe Politics of Government Communication: An Examination of the Work Practices of Government Communication Professionals in Queensland and the Netherlands
dc.typeGriffith thesis
dc.date.embargoEnd2018-02-06
gro.facultyArts, Education and Law
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorMcLean, Hamish
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1498518919667
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
gro.departmentSchool of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
gro.griffith.authorKraaier, Niels M.


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