Bush Politics: Rural and Regional Political Identity

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    Projecting an attractive political persona is as important in rural and regional politics as any other political arena. In the final decade of the 20th century and into the 21st century a new style of political persona emerged in rural and regional Australia which captured the attention of voters and the media. This new political persona is populist and perpetuates identity politics. It uses populist and socio-political identity rhetorical devices to react against a range of political and policy agendas. This political persona which emerged was a product of the 'rural revolt' of the 1990s.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWhere the crows fly backwards
    Subtitle of host publicationNotions of rural identity
    Place of PublicationBrisbane, Queensland
    PublisherPost Pressed
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781921214615
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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