The Prince's New Clothes: Why Do Australian's Dislike Their Politicians?

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David Burchell, Andrew Leigh
UNSW Press, 2002 - 191 pages
In recent decades Australia has been swept by a mood of cynicism towards politicians and government. This comprehensive and definitive collection brings together politicians, policy makers and scholars to answer difficult questions in the ethical dimension of Australian politics.

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Contents

Popular attitudes towards politicians
47
Perpetual disillusionment David Burchell
62
Mistrust malice and misinformation Jan Wade
81
The ethics of public opinion Bob Hogg
98
Ethics around the cabinet table Jeff Shaw
112
Holding on to office Jeffrey Minson
127
Trust lies and politics Conal Condren
145
Advice for princes and counsellors
167
Index
186
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