People see their political world through a lens constituted by implicit ideas. These ideas are instilled through political socialization and through more programmatic schemas advanced by the parties and interest groups with which an individual identifies. Each society cultivates such processes in unique ways depending upon its historical circumstances; but as circumstances change, so ideas evolve and are adapted. Thus, a distinctive core culture and associated public expectations about the possibilities of collective action emerges. This chapter traces the development of an Australian political culture, identifying the inheritance at its core and the successive modifications that have shaped the contemporary polity.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Australian Politics|
|Editors||Jenny Lewis, Anne Tiernan|
|Place of Publication||Oxford UK|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 23 Oct 2020|
- collective action, democratization, governance, interests, parties, political culture, public expectations, rights, settler society, socialization