In Challenging Politics, long-time politician Scott Ryan argues that the way we determine issues, the way we practice politics, and what we expect from politicians and government, is in flux. To some, the virtue of compromise has become the sin of sellout. The louder voices of fringe and single-issue movements attract attention, money and commitment, and apply litmus tests to those who seek to govern. This makes it more difficult for our institutions, and therefore our politics, to function effectively. The long-talked-about collapse of the centre isn’t solely about extreme ideas. It is also about how our expectations of politics and our institutions have changed.
About the author:
Scott Ryan was elected as a Senator for Victoria at the 2007 federal election and re-elected in 2013 and 2016. He served in the Abbott ministry as parliamentary secretary for education, and in the Turnbull ministries as minister for vocational education, special minister of state, and minister assisting the prime minister for Cabinet.
Author: Scott Ryan
Publisher: Monash University Publishing
Dimensions: 184 x 114 x 10 mm
Publication date: 13 March 2021
Shipping and Delivery
Postage is charged as per Australia Post rates and is calculated based on the total weight of the order and destination delivery address. Read more
Collect in Store
Collect your order from Parliament Shop inside Australian Parliament House. 9 am – 5 pm Monday - Sunday. Read more