Peter Loveday - Australian Political Thought

Author/editor: Peter Loveday

Abstract

This classic contribution to the study of politics in Australia from the recently deceased Peter Loveday originally appeared in Richard Lucy (ed.) 'The Pieces of Politics'; MacMillan, 1975.

"Political thought in Australia has never been shaped into coherent and well-established bodies of doctrine which the parties guarded, expounded and applied. Party leaders themselves have disparaged what they regard as doctrinaire politics and have made virtue of practical legislation and a pragmatic approach to the questions of the day..."

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