This chapter examines the successes and failures of the two prime ministers using the statecraft approach. Statecraft emphasises the importance of prim ministers and their governments creating a political strategy that allows them to win elections, creating the perception of governing competence, achieving political argument hegemony, and maintaining the support of the public and of key institutions – particularly the parliamentary party, but also others such as the bureaucracy (Buller & James 2012; Bulpitt 1986; Evans 2010; Evans & McCaffrie 2014, 2016). The next section introduces the concept of statecraft in more detail, before the chapter uses the concept to analyse the administrations of Turnbull and Morrison in turn.
|Title of host publication||From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide|
|Editors||Mark Evans, Michelle Grattan, Brendan McCaffrie|
|Place of Publication||Melbourne|
|Publisher||Melbourne University Press|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Aug 2019|
MCCAFFRIE, B. (2019). Trust Me, I'm the Prime Minister: Prime Ministerial Statecraft under Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison. In M. Evans, M. Grattan, & B. McCaffrie (Eds.), From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide (pp. 354-369). Melbourne University Press.