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dc.contributor.advisorHollander, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorKefford, Glennen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T02:28:33Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T02:28:33Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.25904/1912/90
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/366314
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the idea that Australian federal political leaders are becoming more powerful. This idea, often referred to as presidentialization, generates heated debates in academic circles. Using one of the more systematic frameworks, namely the Poguntke and Webb (2005) model, and combining a behavioural component, this thesis seeks to explore whether Australian federal politics has become presidentialized. Poguntke and Webb viewed presidentialization as consisting of three separate but inter-related faces. These were: the executive face, the party face and the electoral face. This thesis undertakes this task by examining four leadership periods from the Australian Labor Party (ALP). This includes: The Chifley leadership period (1945-51), the Whitlam leadership period (1967-1977), the Hawke Leadership period (1983-91) and the Kevin Rudd leadership period (2006-2010). In the Chifley leadership period it is argued that very little evidence of the presidentialization phenomenon as described by Poguntke and Webb (2005) is identifiable. This finding adds to their hypothesis that many of the causal factors that contributed to presidentialization did not emerge until after 1960. This section of the thesis also highlights how different Australian society and the ALP were during this period than to the later periods examined in this thesis. The second period, the Whitlam leadership period, is vastly different. Clear increases in the capacity of leaders to exert power began to emerge. Hugely important structural changes to the ALP occur during this period which fundamentally alters intra-party power. Some evidence of leaders being able to exert greater power within the executive of government can also be identified during this period. The elections that Whitlam contested display a mixed level of personalisation.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsChifley, Joseph Benedict, 1885-1951en_US
dc.subject.keywordsWhitlam, Gough, 1916-en_US
dc.subject.keywordsHawke, Bob,1929-en_US
dc.subject.keywordsRudd, Kevin, 1957-en_US
dc.subject.keywordsAustralian politics and governmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordsPresidential style politcal campaignsen_US
dc.titleHas Australian Federal Politics Become Presidentialized?en_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business Schoolen_US
gro.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.
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dc.contributor.otheradvisorGrube, Dennis
dc.contributor.otheradvisorLavelle, Ashley
dc.rights.accessRightsPublicen_US
gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1380518669170en_US
gro.source.ADTshelfnoADT0en_US
gro.source.GURTshelfnoGURTen_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentGriffith Business Schoolen_US
gro.griffith.authorKefford, Glenn


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