Plus ça change...? Institutional, Political and Social Influences on Local Spatial Variations in Australian Federal Voting
MetadataShow full item record
It is often argued that features such as partisan de-alignment and targeted campaigning have led to certain kinds of local influences on voting (such as candidate and incumbency effects) becoming more important in recent decades, whereas theories of individualism and class de-alignment imply that the importance for voting of local contextual effects, such as ones based on social class context, should have reduced. In this article, I use an extensive set of multilevel analyses to explore the extent to which these outcomes are evident in Australia over the past four decades. As well as presenting and discussing several detailed findings of interest, relating to all of political and social factors and contextual effects, I also argue that the institutional structure has inhibited the extent of anything but short-term changes at the local level.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Alzahrani, Mojib Othman (2012)This research investigates reasons for differences in quality between advertisements created by local and international advertising agencies operating in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the investment in, and use of, computer ...
Rusmin, Rusmin; Astami, Emita; Scully, Glennda (2014)This study examines the outcome of decentralisation reforms in Indonesia, focusing on the association between demographic characteristics and differences in the financial condition of local governments units. It investigates ...
A study of organisational effectiveness in local government recreation services in Western AustraliaColyer, Suzanne Verrall (1993)The notion of leisure is subjective and contradictory, therefore attempts to organise, manage and measure leisure experiences may be described as paradoxical. The evaluation of recreation and leisure services has been ...