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CAN PARTISAN POLITICS PREVENT NATIONAL LEADERSHIP?

My crime fiction novel Presumed Dead is set in a Westminster political system with a partisan legislature hung approving a casino development. When a politician disappears, interests in the casino are investigated and the government process depoliticised. Available on Amazon https://martinknox.com

Are city councils too small for political competition?

Are bears better at dancing than debating? Presumed Dead is a book that shows what can go wrong in a Westminster System council ruled by partisan duopoly when it supposed to consider approval of development of a megacasino. It takes an independent councillor who is elected mayor to inaugurate a non-partisan council. This is a political crime thriller that exposes weaknesses familiar in town hall politics, with entertaining drama and a positive perspective.
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Is politics power beyond reason?

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POLITICS

Politics is the process of making decisions that apply to members of a group. It refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance—organized control over a human community, particularly a state.

In the political crime fiction novel Presumed Dead, many of the characters are politicians and the setting is government and the legislature.  https://wp.me/P1z4yo-n

Is a hung parliament democratic?

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hung parliament is a term used in legislatures under the Westminster system to describe a situation in which no particular political party or pre-existing coalition has an absolute majority of members or seats.

Many Australians believe they bring huge problems to their country because in order to secure a majority coalition the major parties always have to do deals with small parties which involve agreeing to their inappropriate policies which most Australians don’t want. From the Australian perspective, coalitions are impractical and dangerous rather than a democratic dreamworld come true.

Hung parliaments are democratic. They reflect the breadth of views of the population. First past the post produces easy government, it is by no means democratic. The Party system is great for back seat passengers with nothing to offer. The answer might be to do away with the Party system all together and have individuals put up as independents.

The crime novel ‘Presumed Dead’ is set in a fictional hung parliament.  https://wp.me/P1z4yo-n

 

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