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Australian politics shows why the de-separation of political and administrative careers matters for democracy

Dowding, Keith and Taflaga, Marija (2020) Australian politics shows why the de-separation of political and administrative careers matters for democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (02 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

One cornerstone of executive politics in established liberal democracies has long been a system for controlling government corruption and malfeasance that separates out clear roles for the changing elite of elected politicians and their advisers, and the permanent administrators running the civil service. Yet in Australia Keith Dowding and Marija Taflaga find that the growing role of special advisers, plus increased mobility from adviser roles into career public-service pathways, is now an integral factor in the re-emergence of substantial ministerial scandals.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 15:51
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107862

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