- vi, 256 pages : illustrated, portrait ; 22 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Griffen-Foley, Bridget,Scalmer, Sean,
- Cotents: Part 1: Public opinion - 1 Class attitudes and the climate crisis / David Peetz, Georgina Murray -- 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander opinion of the franchise, 1961 / Tim Rowse, Elizabeth Watt -- 3 Are the PUPs Pauline's Progeny? Populism and political alienation among Australian voters / Ian Watson -- Part II: Political campaigning and oratory - 4 Alfred Deakin, political oratory and public opinion / Judith Brett -- 5 Inventing the electioneering tour in Britain, Australia and the United States / Sean Scalmer -- 6 The 'fireside chat' on Australian radio / Bridget Griffen-Foley -- Part III: Spectators and audiences - 7 The presentation of political spectatorship through talkback radio / Sandey Fitzgerald -- 8 News, consumption, political knowledge and political efficacy / Rod Tiffen, David Rowe, Sharon Coen and James Curran.Front cover: Prime Minister Bob Hawke at a press conference at Parliament House (Time period that photo was taken: 1983, 1984, 1987 or 1990)Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: From Indigenous voting rights and climate change to talkback radio and right-wing populism, this timely volume showcases new research in political science, history and media studies. Contributors scrutinise the relationship between polls, party policy and voting behaviour, and evaluate the roles of oratory and the media in electioneering and political communication across Australia, Britain and the United States.