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Modern politics is too clever by half … and we’re worse off for it

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Abstract


  • In 19th century Australia, democrats such as Henry Parkes could not emphasise too much how important it was to elect a Parliamentary representative who was honourable, decent and able to work on behalf of the public good.

    He provided some advice for those voting for the first time when universal manhood suffrage was introduced into New South Wales. The primary quality he said to look for in a representative was “personal integrity”.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. (2012). Modern politics is too clever by half … and we’re worse off for it. The Conversation, (28 May),

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2553&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1548

Issue


  • 28 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/modern-politics-is-too-clever-by-half-and-were-worse-off-for-it-7252

Abstract


  • In 19th century Australia, democrats such as Henry Parkes could not emphasise too much how important it was to elect a Parliamentary representative who was honourable, decent and able to work on behalf of the public good.

    He provided some advice for those voting for the first time when universal manhood suffrage was introduced into New South Wales. The primary quality he said to look for in a representative was “personal integrity”.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Melleuish, G. (2012). Modern politics is too clever by half … and we’re worse off for it. The Conversation, (28 May),

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2553&context=lhapapers&unstamped=1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1548

Issue


  • 28 May

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/modern-politics-is-too-clever-by-half-and-were-worse-off-for-it-7252