National Identity, Partisanship and Populist Protest as Factors in the 1999 Australian Republic Referendum

  title={National Identity, Partisanship and Populist Protest as Factors in the 1999 Australian Republic Referendum},
  author={D. Charnock},
  journal={Australian Journal of Political Science},
  pages={271 - 291}
  • D. Charnock
  • Published 1 July 2001
  • Political Science
  • Australian Journal of Political Science
Using survey data from the Australian Constitutional Referendum Study 1999, the article begins by showing that the votes of direct electionists were as important as those of monarchists in the defeat of the republic referendum. Since these votes were crucial to the outcome, it then discusses several possible explanations of what differentiated those direct electionists who voted against the referendum proposal from those who voted in favour. Explanations considered include partisan influences… 
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