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One Nation and the Heartland’s Cleavage: An Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
chapterposted on 2019-01-01, 00:00 authored by Benjamin Reid, Gang-Jun Liu
The considerable variation in One Nation’s 2016 federal election results reflects many social and spatial factors. The party’s policies and increased acceptance, on a national scale, are another reflection of the deep anxieties that some voters feel about Islam, race, and immigration. These sentiments have found periodic political expressions in Australian and other societies. One Nation’s resurgence has also followed an international trend of increased support for right-populist politics. Some parallels exist between the social and spatial characteristics of One Nation’s electoral constituency and these other national contexts. This study of the electoral geography of One Nation utilizes newer methods of spatial analysis to examine these processes.