Title

The progressive conservatism of Alexander Downer: the meta-narrative of resistance, family heritage and Edmund Burke

RIS ID

101058

Publication Details

Brown, P. (2015). The progressive conservatism of Alexander Downer: the meta-narrative of resistance, family heritage and Edmund Burke. In G. C. Melleuish (Eds.), Liberalism and Conservatism (pp. 97-120). Ballarat: Connor Court.

Additional Publication Information

ISBN: 9781925138597

Abstract

When W. K. Hancock wrote in his groundbreaking Australia in 1930 that Labor had assumed in Australian life the mantle of the party of progress and the non-Labor parties the parties of resistance he identified what would evolve into an enduring meta-narrative in Australian politics.

Grant Number

ARC/DP140100246

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