Some links that survey some of the more interesting discussions on the removal of Kevin Rudd from his role as PM and what it says about politics and the democratic process in Australia:
Mark Banisch on the role of the media cycle raises issues that go back at least partly to the impact of technology.
Larvatus Prodeo carried some interesting blog discussions including:
An early assessment of Kevin Rudd, and Links on the spill will take you to a range of other discussions.
Jeff Sparrow on The personalisation of Politics attempts a wider cultural take on the events.
The Piping Shrike offered a reading through an account of the hollowing out of the political process and what political parties do and don't stand for.