Settling the Office

The Australian Prime Ministership from Federation to Reconstruction

Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, James Walter
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Published

1 February 2016

ISBN

9780522868722

Pages

304

Weight

674g

Size

248mm x 159mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Settling the Office

The Australian Prime Ministership from Federation to Reconstruction

Paul Strangio, Paul 't Hart, James Walter
The prime ministership is indisputably the most closely observed and keenly contested office in Australia. How did it grow to become the pivot of national political power? Settling the Office chronicles the development of the prime ministership from its rudimentary early days following Federation through to the powerful, institutionalised prime-ministerial leadership of the postwar era.
The prime ministership is indisputably the most closely observed and keenly contested office in Australia. How did it grow to become the pivot of national political power? Settling the Office chronicles the development of the prime ministership from its rudimentary early days following Federation through to the powerful, institutionalised prime-ministerial leadership of the postwar era.

About the author

Paul Strangio

Paul Strangio is Associate Professor of Politics in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. A political historian and biographer, he has written extensively about political leadership and political parties in Australia. Before recent studies of the Australian prime ministers, his last book was Neither Power Nor Glory: 100 Years of Political Labor in Victoria, 1856–1956 (2012). Paul has also been a long-time commentator on Australian politics in the print and electronic media.

Prior to the present volume, the authors jointly published Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives (2013), and (2016).

About Paul Strangio

Paul 't Hart is Professor of Public Administration, Utrecht School of Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. A former professor of political science at the Australian National University, since 2007 Paul has been a core faculty member of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He writes about political and public service leadership, crisis management, policy evaluation and public accountability. His latest book is The Leadership Capital Index: A New Perspective on Political Leadership (2017).

Prior to the present volume, the authors jointly published Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives (2013), and (2016).

About Paul 't Hart

James Walter is Professor of Politics in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. He has published widely on biography, political psychology, leadership, political thought and policy deliberation. His last book, before recent studies of the Australian prime ministers, was What Were They Thinking? The Politics of Ideas in Australia (2010).

Prior to the present volume, the authors jointly published Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives (2013), and (2016).

About James Walter

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