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Title Ministerial careers and accountability in the Australian Commonwealth government / edited by Keith Dowding and Chris Lewis.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file
Series ANZSOG monograph series
ANZSOG (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Hiring, firing, roles and responsibilities / Keith Dowding and Chris Lewis -- 2. Ministers as ministries and the logic of their collective action / John Wanna -- 3. Predicting cabinet ministers: a psychological approach / Michael Dalvean -- 4. Democratic ambivalence? ministerial attitudes to party and parliamentary scrutiny / James Walter -- 5. Ministerial accountability to parliament / Phil Larkin -- 6. The pattern of forced exits from the ministry / Keith Dowding, Chris Lewis and Adam Packer -- 7. Ministers and scandals / Scott Brenton -- 8. A recent scandal : the Home Insulation Program / Chris Lewis -- 9. Assessing ministerial responsibility in Australia / Richard Mulgan.
Summary This book examines the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of Australian cabinet ministers. It examines the sorts of jobs ministers do, what is expected of them, what they expect of the job and how they (are supposed to) work together as a team. It considers aspects of how they are chosen to become ministers; how they are scrutinised by parliament and the media; and how ministers themselves view accountability. It also looks at the causes of calls for ministers to resign, examines scandals around ministers and assesses ministerial accountability.
Language English.
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Politicians -- Australia.
Politicians -- Australia -- Conduct of life.
Political ethics -- Australia.
Politicians -- Australia -- Public opinion.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Politics and government -- Public opinion.
Politics and government.
Public administration.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business.
Political ethics. (OCoLC)fst01069286
Politicians. (OCoLC)fst01069915
Politicians -- Conduct of life. (OCoLC)fst01069921
Politicians -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01069937
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Politics and government -- Public opinion. (OCoLC)fst01919779
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term ministers.
public sector.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Dowding, Keith M.
Lewis, Chris.
ISBN 9781922144010 (electronic bk.)
1922144010 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_459874 doi
AU@ 000049617406
GBVCP 1008657417
GBVCP 865754020

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