More from Down-under – Does social research signal that the nation may be far ahead of its political class?

The time leading up to an election is not just fascinating for politicians and journalists, but it also motivates social scientists to make more of an effort to research the collective mood of the nation. This is precisely what australian social researcher

Rebecca Huntley

Has done, and she reflects on her perhaps somewhat surprising findings in her essay

Australia Fair which has been published in Australia’s longest running political science journal

Australian Quarterly.

My reading schedule for later today has been sorted, even though I am sure I don’t have to tell you this. She summarizes her most significant findings on the ABC breakfast program

here.

For more coverage of australian politics on this blog read

this.

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