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Abbott's Right: The conservative tradition from Menzies to Abbott (16pt Large Print Edition)
    

Abbott's Right: The conservative tradition from Menzies to Abbott (16pt Large Print Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Freeman, Damien

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Tony Abbott may have been a Rhodes Scholar, but some commentators are convinced that he offered nothing more than three-word slogans. Abbott's Right challenges this perception, and presents Abbott as someone who rejoices in the political battle of ideas. It looks at how the conte... read full description below.

ISBN 9780369310163
Barcode 9780369310163
Published 8 February 2018
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780369310163
ISBN-10 0369310160
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Publication Date 8 February 2018
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Freeman, Damien
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Political Parties
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 342
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 481g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 324.29405
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Tony Abbott may have been a Rhodes Scholar, but some commentators are convinced that he offered nothing more than three-word slogans. Abbott's Right challenges this perception, and presents Abbott as someone who rejoices in the political battle of ideas. It looks at how the contemporary conservative voice that Abbott champions was fashioned by Sir Robert Menzies, Malcolm Fraser and John Howard, and reflects on what it means to be conservative in modern Australia. It argues that the Liberal Party should return to its conservative roots as a centre-right party and signals how, as such, it might address the public policy challenges in the years ahead. Tony Abbott responds to Freeman's analysis in an afterword, and sets it in the context of the questions that Donald Trump's ascendancy poses for conservatives and Labor alike.

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Author's Bio

Damien Freeman is a writer, lawyer and philosopher who is currently a visiting fellow at the PM Glynn Institute, Australian Catholic University. Together with Shireen Morris, he edited The Forgotten People: Liberal and Conservative Approaches to Recognising Indigenous Peoples (MUP, 2016).

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