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Author Barns, Greg.

Title What's wrong with the Liberal Party? / Greg Barns
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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Description viii, 168 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- 1. Walking down the middle of the road -- 2. A Liberal Party Obsession -- 3. The 21st Century Liberal Party -- 4. Assuming One Nation -- 5. The Paradox -- 6. After Howard? -- 7. Meeting the Challenges - Have the Liberals been captured? -- 8. So where to from here? -- Conclusion
Summary Federally the fortunes of the Australian Liberal Party have rarely been higher, yet times remain uncertain for the party, and questions about its future remain: How much more division about its economic and social direction can it sustain? What changes has it made to stop the Democrats and One Nation stealing its voters? How can a party associated with the 'big end' of town hope to keep the trust of the 'battlers'? How is the old dogma of the party coping with the new challenges of globalisation and terrorism? Why are the Liberals so obsessed with Paul Keating? Greg Barns is a former Liberal, and the only member apart from Pauline Hanson to be disendorsed by the party before an election. Drawing upon his insider's knowledge and his outsider's freedom to consider the issues objectively, Greg Barns exposes the major challenges facing the party today
Analysis Liberal Party of Australia
Power (Politics)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography : pages 152-159
Notes English
Subject Liberal Party of Australia.
Liberalism -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1945-
LC no. 2004401486
ISBN 052154288X paperback