Courtenay Botterill, Linda and Cockfield, Geoff, eds. (2009) The National Party: prospects for the great survivors. Allen & Unwin , Crows Nest, NSW, Australia. ISBN 978 1 74327 025 5
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The National Party of Australia is under challenge. Will it be able to adapt and survive or will it become increasingly irrelevant in Australian politics? With population growth in some coastal and hinterland areas and decline in inland agricultural areas, the face of rural and regional Australia is changing. As a result, the National Party's traditional support is being eroded. Within the long-standing coalition, the influence of the Nationals appears to be in decline, yet they continue to resist amalgamation with the Liberal Party. The authors describe a small party, with a strong agrarian identity, surviving amongst major parties that are deeply rooted in an increasingly dominant urban political landscape. They consider the policy and political options and potential electoral strategies for survival and, perhaps, renewal.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||National Party of Australia, political parties|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160601 Australian Government and Politics|
|Subjects:||360000 Policy and Political Science > 360100 Political Science > 360101 Australian Government and Politics|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||08 Jan 2010 11:42|
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