Caretaker Conventions in Australasia: Minding the Shop for Government.

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Title Caretaker Conventions in Australasia: Minding the Shop for Government.
Author Tiernan, Anne-Maree; Menzies, Jenny
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Canberra
Publisher ANU ePress
Abstract In this monograph, Anne Tiernan and Jennifer Menzies capably chart the often hazardous terrain of the 'caretaker period' that ensues from the time an election is called until a new government is formed. This is a landscape fraught with political and administrative dangers - particularly for public servants who are required to 'mind the shop' and keep the basic machinery of government going. The conventions represent an historical accretion of custom, practice and rules, often leavened with uncertainty. In tackling their subject, Tiernan and Menzies draw upon their shared past experiences as public servants and ministerial 'staffers' as well as the highest standards of academic scholarship - this is a 'must read' for politicians, public servants and students of government.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
ISBN 9781921313493
Date Accessioned 2008-02-19
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Public Administration
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18322
Publication Type Books (Authored Research)
Publication Type Code a1

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