Nature of Political Opposition 2021

Professor Ludger Helms provides a typology (and more) of contemporary opposition.

It will be on the reading list for our political opposition course. The list of modules include: 1) Setting up an effective research and analysis network, 2) Impact Planning for key political and leader tour dates, 3) Budget economics without help from Finance Department, 4) Forensic Opposition: analytics and accountabilities, 5) Strengthen Backbench contributions, 6) Media strategies to offset government disinformation campaigns aimed at you, 7) transform government data into electoral integrity tools, 8) Scandal management their’s and your’s, 9) Polling: spend less and use it more, and 10) Motivation in defeat and victory.

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