Tag Archive: Political Parties

Parties, databases and campaigning in 2016

With just days to go, the 2016 election seems to be a very close race with opinion polls showing the parties to be neck-and-neck. In such a close battle, the success of the… Continue reading

Not so grassroots: how the snowflake model is transforming political campaigns

This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the… Continue reading

Have we hit peak Green?

As is most appropriate I start with a confessional. I am a member of the ALP and my views on the Greens and Labor dynamic are well known. Nevertheless I believe the data… Continue reading

The Rise and Fall of PUP is Not Just About Clive

While the electoral prospects of the Palmer United Party (PUP) appear decidedly bleak, one thing remains constant: news about Clive and PUP remains much sought after. The PUP story contains the ingredients of… Continue reading

The Australian Greens: from activism to Australia’s third party

  Australia has long had a near duopoly in political parties operating in the federal sphere. In part echoing Duverger’s law, in part structured by the collection of conservative parties under two distinct… Continue reading

Party types – past their ‘use-by date’?

A mainstay of any first year undergraduate politics topic is an introduction to political parties. Political parties, as any student of politics quickly learns – in between checking their smart phones in lectures… Continue reading

How stable is the Liberal Party?

Since the Second World War the Liberal Party has dominated centre-right Federal politics in Australia.  However, in the last two years major conflicts have arisen between the liberal and conservative wings of the… Continue reading

Contemporary australian political party organisations book launch

  This book we are here to launch today was edited by my very good friends Narelle Miragliotta, Anika Gauja and rodney Smith. With 17 chapters this book will change your worldview on… Continue reading