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Australia has long been perceived as a liberal democratic and egalitarian country, yet erosions of democracy are occurring in an incremental but rapid manner. As Elisabeth Åsbrink notes in Made in Sweden, a reputation for social democracy can obscure the undermining of democratic norms. In common with other European countries and in some respects even exceeding them, profoundly authoritarian incursions into contemporary Australian life are proceeding apace.

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