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The evolution of contemporary politics in Australia has created a new role for members of the intelligentsia: advisors. Neither "politicians" nor "bureaucrats," these non-elected political activists wield tremendous influence in policy making. Yet, because of their ambiguous institutional position, they have drawn relatively little attention. Ministers' Minders, the first detailed analysis of the role advisors play in contemporary Australian politics, traces their history and demonstrates their power to influence--and even make--policy. Walter suggests that the emergence of the advisor in Australian--and British and American--politics is a corollary of our increasingly complex, highly technological society.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1987. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP82123903
Book Description OUP Australia and New Zealand, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. ex-library copy, with usual stamps. Wear to edges of dust-jacket, otherwise like new. EU2. Seller Inventory # 1124A468662