Court politics in a federal polity

R. A.W. Rhodes, Anne Tiernan

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This article uses a case study from Queensland to demonstrate the court politics approach's potential to reinvigorate executive studies. Court politics focuses on webs of interdependence within the core executive. It examines the beliefs and practices of elite actors and their fluid and contingent relationships. This article examines the patterns of executive politics that prevailed under Premier Anna Bligh. It seeks to answer three key questions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-354
Number of pages17
JournalAustralian Journal of Political Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bligh government
  • core executive
  • Court politics
  • Queensland

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