The Australian Greens: From Activism to Australia's Third by Stewart Jackson

By Stewart Jackson

The Australian vegetables performed a pivotal position after the 2010 federal election. It ensured the Gillard minority govt went complete time period and received its first residence of Representatives seat.

But what can we fairly find out about the vegetables in Australia? Is the occasion rather simply an extension of our surroundings stream or a certified social gathering, in a position to influencing the most important events? This ebook examines the folks who make the get together tick. Uncovers the contributors and activists of the social gathering.

The Australian vegetables: From Activism to Australia’s 3rd social gathering asks even if the vegetables has made the transition from a house for tree-huggers and replacement lifestylers to a celebration able to paintings in govt.

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Incumbents’ support in the lower house is introduced as a control for the size of the parties in power. I assume that the greater the support that a party or a coalition has in parliament, the greater the potential for electoral losses. A party that has 30 percent of the vote may easily lose 8 points, but this decrease is rather unlikely for a party that has the support of 9 percent of the electorate. The inclusion in the model of economic development is necessary to identify the determinants of electoral performance, and it also tells us whether incumbents in richer democracies win more or fewer votes than in poorer ones.

Parties’ or coalitions’ internal struggles were the main reason for extreme electoral losses in Saint Lucia (1982) and Ecuador (1984 and 1992). Finally, disturbances against democratic rules caused the electoral failure of the incumbents in Colombia, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. Although an extremely bad electoral performance is normally produced by extraordinary events, all these democracies have much in common. 2. (continued) f g h i j k l m n o p President Miguel Trovoada forced Norberto Costa Alegre’s government to resign due to continuous conflicts between both institutions.

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