Future Shock or Future Stability?: Generational Change and the Australian Party System
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Australian Journal of Politics and History © 2013 School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Australian Journal of Politics & History
Volume 59, Issue 2, pages 212–221, June 2013
How to Cite
Martin, A. and Pietsch, J. (2013), Future Shock or Future Stability?: Generational Change and the Australian Party System. Australian Journal of Politics & History, 59: 212–221. doi: 10.1111/ajph.12012
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2013
The stability of the Australian two-party system has been a long-running feature of Australian politics. But a question outstanding in the literature is how different generations of Australians contribute to the stability of the Australian two-party system and how this has changed over time. In answering this question, this article sheds light on generational effects and party system change that better informs us about the sources of voting patterns over a long period of time. Further, this article draws on and builds on the international literature on generations and party systems.