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

By Stewart Jackson

The Australian vegetables performed a pivotal function after the 2010 federal election. It ensured the Gillard minority executive went complete time period and gained its first condo of Representatives seat.

But what can we relatively find out about the vegetables in Australia? Is the celebration quite simply an extension of our environment flow or a certified celebration, in a position to influencing the most important events? This ebook examines the folks who make the celebration tick. Uncovers the participants and activists of the celebration.

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

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However, it is often difficult to apply these theories retrospectively because of the relationship between theoretical advances and the techniques which are developed for its use. Modern theories are premised on modern tools and data sources which generally do not exist for historical periods by definition. The following section looks at these tools in more detail. The effects of technological progress The advent of survey research Without the appearance of mass surveys in the 1930s, it would simply be impossible to test and develop any of the individual theories of voting.

Qxd 11/11/03 10:15 AM VOTERS & Page 18 VOTING : AN INTRODUCTION 2 Parsimony is the scientific principle that one should choose the simplest explanation and/or smallest number of variables that can explain the greatest number of observations of a phenomenon. 3 We expect readers to be familiar with the notion of causality. For those unfamiliar with it, we would recommend in particular Babbie (1998). For a more applied use of causal modelling and statistical techniques, see Pennings et al. (1999).

The authors go as far as drawing a close analogy with religion in this respect – children are taught from an early age to ‘believe’ in one of the parties and what it stands for. This core concept of party identification subsequently serves a number of purposes both as a pivot for explanations of party choice and as a grounding for the subsequent development of theories of voting. Firstly, it provides a very powerful explanation of why the vast majority of voters across their lifetime vote for one party with few variations.

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