Friday, 1 October 2010

Small Power

Sometimes, democracy throws up some interesting anomalies.

For example, we generally assume that policies that come to the fore are those espoused by the majority party – who had the most backing for the electorate.

But take the current situation in Australia where the labour party only just retained power – by ‘dealing’ with a couple of independents and the Greens.

The dealing was around the ‘green’ agenda – Australia is likely to take a greener route than previously because that small band of people that were needed to secure power was able to do some tough negotiation on priority polices.

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