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John Howard and the ‘strong leader’ thesis

8 Mar 2006
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In this paper for the John Howard’s Decade conference, James Walter argues that the prime minister fits the ‘strong leader’ typology, and considers the tension between such leadership (with its tendency to concentrate power) and democratic practice (with its checks and balances designed to prevent just such a concentration)? He asks: does Howard’s record give us an incentive to initiate the renovation of institutions that will serve as a hedge against leadership dominance?

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2006
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