Percy Bysshe Shelley once described poets as the 'unacknowledged legislators of the world'. If this is true, Australian political scientists have shown curiously little interest in the role that literary figures play in the nation's political life.
Shaun Crowe holds a doctorate in political science from the
Australian National University. He is the author of Whitlam's
Children- Labor and the Greens in Australia.
John Uhr is Professor of Political Science in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University. His recent books include Prudential Public Leadership and Performing Political Theory.