Stability and Change at Commonwealth Elections, 1910-69: A Test of the Conventional Wisdom

Leithner C. (1994) Stability and Change at Commonwealth Elections, 1910-69: A Test of the Conventional Wisdom. Australian Journal of Political Science, 29 3: 460-483. doi:10.1080/00323269408402307


Author Leithner C.
Title Stability and Change at Commonwealth Elections, 1910-69: A Test of the Conventional Wisdom
Journal name Australian Journal of Political Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-030X
Publication date 1994-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00323269408402307
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 3
Start page 460
End page 483
Total pages 24
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This article investigates and revises the conventional wisdom about aggregate-level electoral change at Commonwealth elections. Unlike previous Australian analyses, it distinguishes temporary from permanent change and uniform from heterogeneous change. It also formulates rival hypotheses about the extent, timing and source of such change, and it tests them with a new source of data. It shows, in sharp contrast to the conventional wisdom, that significant aggregate-level change occurred at virtually every election between 1910 and 1969. In so doing it directs attention to the infrequent but pivotal influence of voters upon the scope and direction of public policy in Australia.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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