World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Colin Hughes

Article Id: WHEBN0010963526
Reproduction Date:

Title: Colin Hughes  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Earle Page, Harold Holt, Robert Menzies, John Gorton, William McMahon, Joseph Lyons, Ben Chifley, John McEwen, Andrew Fisher, Edmund Barton
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Colin Hughes

Colin Anfield Hughes (born 4 May 1930) is an Australian academic specializing in electoral politics and government.

He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Columbia University and his Ph.D from the London School of Economics.[1] In 1966, along with John S. Western, Hughes published a study of Australia's first ever televised policy speech on 12 November 1963, by then prime minister Sir Robert Menzies.[2] At this time, Hughes was a Fellow in Political Science at the Australian National University. At time of the 1966 publication, he was a Professor of Political Science and Western Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Queensland.[1]

Their study comprised 250 voters who viewed the policy speech, examined the effect of this form of political communication, and traced its impact on the knowledge, attitudes, and opinions of this group. This was the first such detailed study undertaken in Australia, providing a testing of theories of cognitive equilibrium in relation to voting behaviour, and an examination of television's use in political communication.[1]

Hughes was the first Australian Electoral Commissioner at the Australian Electoral Commission from 1984-1989 (in 1984 the AEC replaced the Australian Electoral Office, which had existed since 1902).[3]

Works

  • Hughes, Colin A., & Western, John S. (1966). The Prime Minister's Policy Speech: A Case Study in Televised Politics. Canberra: Australian National University Press.
  • Mr Prime Minister. Australian Prime Ministers 1901-1972, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Victoria (1976). ISBN 0-19-550471-2
  • Race and Politics in the Bahamas, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane
  • The Government of Queensland, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane
  • The Mass Media in Australia, (with John Western), University of Queensland Press, Brisbane (1983). ISBN 0-7022-1692-5

References

External links

  • Short Biography (Source is offline)


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.