“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they don’t want to hear.” (George Orwell)

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R.A.W Rhodes: in Discussion

Prime Minister and Cabinet

This conversation with Dennis is Grube took place in the the Department of Politics and International Relations, Griffith Business School, Brisbane, Australia on the 23rd November 2012. It is for the course on ’Power at the Center‘, part of the Master‘s in Public Administration. It covers such topics as the Westminster model of Cabinet Government, the presidentialization debate, the core executive thesis and court politics.

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R.A.W Rhodes is Professor of Government at the University of Southampton (UK)

He is life Vice-President and former Chair and President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom; and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in both Australia and the UK. He has also been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, editor of Public Administration from 1986 to 2011, and Treasurer of the Australian Political Studies Association, 1994–2011.


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