Articles by: Judith Brett

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End of an Era?, by Scott Ludlam, Raewyn Connell, Judith Brett and Amy McQuire

Reflections on the Coalition's mode of government as 18 May—and a possible change—draws nearer

Informit: Leadership

One of the first pieces I wrote for Arena was a review essay on Graham Little's theory of political leadership. Little was a political psychologist and I have been thinking about his work as we have watched Scott Morrison trying to transform his leadership style in the wake of the massacre in Christchurch from the hard-nosed strongman who protects our borders and keeps us safe into a huggy bear of a man lovingly embracing us…

Informit: The end of the parties

Opinion poll after opinion poll tells us that Australians are increasingly cynical about politicians. Leaders of all parties, at both state and federal levels, have historically high disapproval ratings, branch membership has plummeted, and party affiliation is weakening. How are we to understand this widespread disaffection? Are both parties doomed to be seen by their erstwhile supporters as nothing but teams of ambitious men (with the occasional woman) competing with each other for the power…

Informit: Good folk trooping all together [Paper in: After the Deluge? Rebuilding Labor and a Progressive Movement. Blue Book No. 9, 2004, Australian Fabian Society Pamphlet No. 64.]

Informit: John Howard and the Australian legend: [This article will appear, fully annotated, as a chapter in Brett, Judith. Australian Liberals and the Moral Middle Class: From Alfred Deakin to John Howard (2003).]

Informit: Why John Howard can’t say sorry [Edited version of the fifteenth Hugo Wolfsohn Memorial Lecture at La Trobe University on 18 October (2000).]

Informit: Kennett’s big gamble. [Church opposition to the Kennett government’s promotion of gambling.]

Informit: Political cynicism and the Head of State

Informit: The circus is in town. [Review article.]

Informit: The best bloke for the job: the Liberals’ current eulogizing of Bob Menzies shows that politics has always been a man’s world; but Liberal and Labor have chosen to confront this issue in different ways.

Informit: Republicanism, the clash of symbols.

Informit: On the network