Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott
NewSouth Publishing 2017
New Books in Australian and New Zealand StudiesNew Books in CommunicationsNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in PoliticsNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books Network December 22, 2017 Jason Schulman
In his new book, Disposable Leaders: Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott (NewSouth Publishing, 2017), Rodney Tiffen, Emeritus Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, explores the historical and recent leadership coups in Australian politics, and the role of media in them. As leadership in Australia has become more precarious in recent years, political instability has taken its toll on the parties and the democratic system more broadly.