Minor party support surge driven more by cultural anxiety than economics

Minor party support surge driven more by cultural anxiety than economics
 

A surge in support for minor political parties since 2004 is attributable more to a collapse in trust in government and rising cultural anxiety in the regions than economic insecurity, according to new research by the Grattan Institute.
With South Australians due to go to the polls this weekend in an election where an insurgency led by the populist Nick Xenophon could reshape the political landscape in the state, the Grattan Institute has examined the underlying factors behind the increase in the minor party vote in Australia over recent election cycles.
The study by Danielle Wood and John... read more

 
12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 41
Source: Guardian
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