Monthly Archives: October 2004

Are the Liberals the Party of the Poor?

Dennis Shanahan today picks up Federal Liberal Party Director Brian Loughnane’s claim that the Coalition is winning a bigger share of the poor than ever before. In a recent paper, using post-election studies from 1966-2001, I found the opposite trend, … Continue reading

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How Would Kerry & Bush Affect Australia?

Michael Fullilove, a friend of mine who works at the Lowy Institute, has a new report out on the foreign policies of Bush & Kerry (for the whole report, click here; for a summary article in the SMH, click here). … Continue reading

Posted in Global issues

Some more reviews of Imagining Australia

Amidst the chaos of the last few weeks, I fell a wee bit behind on the old review front, so a quick wrap up on the latest….There was a review of IA in the Journal of Australian Studies’ Review of … Continue reading

Posted in Book launch stuff

US launch of Imagining Australia — this Thursday in DC

Readers of Imagining Australia will know that one of the themes that we explore in the book is what we call “Australian internationalism”. Over the last few decades, Australia has become global in ways that is often not recognized. One … Continue reading

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Polarisation in American Politics

Paul Sheehan has a piece in today’s SMH on “Red and Blue America”. His conclusion – that American politics is more ideologically polarised today than in the past – is basically right. But he uses the wrong set of facts … Continue reading

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Two Cultures

David Burchell has a piece in today’s AFR. I think it’s so good, he’s let me post the unedited version. “Two Cultures” David Burchell About half-way through the federal election campaign a poster appeared on a telephone-pole not far from … Continue reading

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Who Will Win the US Presidential Poll?

Who’s going to be the next US President? Those Australians who took a moment on Saturday to watch the second presidential debate would’ve seen a fired-up and fact-filled John Kerry (sidenote: why aren’t Australian election debates peppered with as much … Continue reading

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