Name: Dr Marion Sawer
Bio: Political scientist based at the Australian National University, leader of the Democratic Audit of Australia and author of Us and Them: Anti-Elitism in Australia
The Elites: Who Are They Really
This speech was printed in Sydney Papers Vol.17 No.2 in 2005 (pages 13-19)
For a decade now the term “elites” has been thrown around with little thought to the social realities. The phrase has also been used to isolate middle class leftists in an era of conservative governments and market driven economies. Dr Marion Sawer is a political scientist based at the Australian National University and leader of the Democratic Audit of Australia: http://democratic.audit.anu.edu.au. She is also the author of Us and Them: Anti-Elitism in Australia. To discuss the implications of a decade of anti-elitism, Marion Sawer addressed The Sydney Institute on Tuesday 22 February 2005.