Perry bridges this gap and proves the need for further such study in this most worthwhile examination of the place of political corruption in Australia.
Author: Peter John Perry
Category: Political Science
This title was first published in 2001: Despite considerable expansion, the scholarly literature on political corruption has remained fragmentary, often polarized, consisting either of sweeping systematic statements, or case-specific examples. Perry bridges this gap and proves the need for further such study in this most worthwhile examination of the place of political corruption in Australia. The Australian experience is paid thorough, yet concise attention and then it is related to the concept of political corruption in its various and changing forms and interpretations. Assuming no familiarity with the central intellectual issues, Perry lucidly explores them in terms of their method, practice and definition with particular reference to Australia. Primarily suitable for academics interested in politics, geography, development studies, history and sociology, this book’s accessible style also makes it of interest to a general audience.
In this innovative book political scientist Rodney Tiffen uses case studies of Australia's major political scandals to show: why some issues become scandals but others don't; how scandals are brought to light; how politicians, parliament, ...
Author: Rodney Tiffen
Publisher: University of New South Wales
Category: Political Science
From the 1975 Loans Affair to the 1997 'travel rorts' controversy, over the past 25 years we have become accustomed to the political crises and personal dramas of scandals unfolding in the news. More than a dozen federal cabinet ministers have been forced to resign, and some disgraced state government ministers have even served time in prison. A few scandals have directly affected the fates of governments, many individual careers have been damaged, and at times the political agenda has been sharply changed. In this innovative book political scientist Rodney Tiffen uses case studies of Australia's major political scandals to show: why some issues become scandals but others don't; how scandals are brought to light; how politicians, parliament, the courts and the media interact as scandals unfold; what scandals tell us about our political culture.
However , if we leave aside electoral influence , it would appear that although
there is corruption in Australian politics , it is not possible to measure it . By the
standards of the rest of the world , excepting perhaps Britain , politicians in Australia ...
Corruption In the absence of any comprehensive survey of corruption in Australian politics , it is not fair to suggest that Tasmanian government is more
prone to corruption than its larger mainland counterparts . Tasmanian politics is
Global in scope, books in the series are characterised by a stress on comparative analysis and strong methodological rigour. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research.
Author: Iain McMenamin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Why do businesses contribute to political parties? Is money a universal language? Do business contributions to political parties convey different messages in different countries? This book answers these questions based on intensive case studies of Australia, Canada, and Germany, as well as data from other countries. Business money does talk politics. In liberal Australia and Canada, the competitive short-term focus of firms generated substantial demand for private goods that could help firms develop an advantage over their rivals. Thus, business financing of parties conveyed a pragmatic message: in exchange for small but certain financial benefits, contributing businesses expect, as a reciprocation, to receive special consideration of their lobbying efforts. Australia's left-right party system created an awareness of policy risk, which motivated ideological payments, but there was no ideological bias in business financing of politics in centrist Canada. In Germany's co-ordinated economy, the most important policies for firms tend to be the public goods defined, championed, and delivered by their business associations. In this context, the pragmatic motivation for contributions to political parties is weak. The combination of consensual political institutions and constrained parties means there is a very low risk of major policy change from election to election. So, there is also little interest in ideological financing of political parties. If money talks, what does it say? places business financing of political parties in the context of debates about political corruption and offers advice on political reform. Comparative Politics is a series for students, teachers, and researchers of political science that deals with contemporary government and politics. Global in scope, books in the series are characterised by a stress on comparative analysis and strong methodological rigour. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research. For more information visit: www.ecprnet.eu http://www.ecprnet.eu The Comparative Politics series is edited by Professor David M. Farrell, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Kenneth Carty, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia, and Professor Dirk Berg-Schlosser, Institute of Political Science, Philipps University, Marburg.
Previous research into citizen perceptions of honesty and integrity in Australian politics has found, among other things, ... Particular questions it will consider
include how widespread political corruption is perceived to be, direct experience
Author: Juliet Pietsch
Publisher: ANU E Press
The latter years of the first decade of the twenty-first century were characterised by an enormous amount of challenge and change to Australia and Australians. Australia's part in these challenges and changes is borne of our domestic and global ties, our orientation towards ourselves and others, and an ever increasing awareness of the interdependency of our world. Challenges and changes such as terrorism, climate change, human rights, community breakdown, work and livelihood, and crime are not new but they take on new variations and impact on us in different ways in times such as these.
This book is a timely contribution to the public debate of morality and politics. Is political morality permissive of deception, manipulation and violence? Is there room for morality in international relations?
Author: I. Primoratz
This book is a timely contribution to the public debate of morality and politics. Is political morality permissive of deception, manipulation and violence? Is there room for morality in international relations? Should torture be used in the 'war on terror'? Is patriotism a virtue? Asking key questions on pertinent issues this is an essential text.
Smith , R . ( 1999 ) , “ Australian Solitudes : Citizens , Parliamentary Party Politics
, Corruption Agencies and Political Ethics ” , Legislative Studies 14 ( 1 ) : 36 - 46 .
Smith , R . ( 2000 ) , “ Inside Moves and Outside Views : An Australian Case ...
"Provides ... guidance to public organisations through a mapping out of methods and solutions used to assess pro-integrity and anticorruption measures and the review of their potentials and limits."--Page 3.
On many criteria, Australia has been a pioneering democracy.
Author: Marian Sawer
Publisher: Federation Press
Category: Political Science
On many criteria, Australia has been a pioneering democracy. As one of the oldest continuing democracies, however, a health check has long been overdue. Since 2002 the Democratic Audit of Australia, a major democracy assessment project, has been applying an internationally tested set of indicators to Australian political institutions and practices.The indicators derive from four basic principles--political equality, popular control of government, civil liberties and human rights and the quality of public deliberation. Comparative data are taken from Australia's nine jurisdictions, as well as from three comparator democracies, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for reform.Some of the findings are disturbing. For example, Australia has fallen well behind in the regulation of private money in elections and in controlling the use of government or parliamentary resources for partisan benefit. Transparency and accountability have suffered from relatively weak FOI regimes and from executive dominance of parliaments.For those studying democracy or wanting to reform Australian politics, The State of Democracy provides a wealth of evidence in a well-illustrated and highly accessible format. Internationally, it is an important contribution to the democracy assessment literature and pushes into new areas such as the intergovernmental decision-making of federalism.
This comprehensive book traces his business career, the entrepreneurial strategies that led to his early success and his later exercises of monopoly power.
Author: Rodney Tiffen
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Tony Abbott thinks that Rupert Murdoch is one of the most influential Australians of all time and that we should support our ‘hometown hero’. Murdoch, who has mainly lived in New York since 1973 and renounced his Australian citizenship in order to move into American TV, has aroused much more controversy than most hometown heroes. This comprehensive book traces his business career, the entrepreneurial strategies that led to his early success and his later exercises of monopoly power. It dissects his political ideas, the relish with which he approaches political campaigning, and the way he leverages political support into policy outcomes that favour his business. Some of his news outlets have been responsible for very good journalism, but have also been lambasted for outrageous sensationalism and political bias. Fox News has reached new lows in the mixing of propaganda and news and his newspapers in Australia have mainly championed conservative governments.
Author: Australia. Parliament. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and TradePublish On: 1991
Australia. Parliament. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade.
2.6 Political Corruption and the Electoral Allowance 2.6.1 Public disenchantment
with the political process has grown . The feeling that the system is fragile and ...
Author: Australia. Parliament. Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade