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Deliberative democracy in Australia : the changing place of Parliament

Author: John Uhr
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Series: Reshaping Australian institutions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Deliberative Democracy in Australia evaluates the role and performance of this centrepiece of Australian government. It explores the institutional design of the parliament, and its principles and practices, presenting a cogent and compelling case for reform." "John Uhr discusses the parliament's representative and legislative roles, and the issue of accountability. He looks at the place of representative assemblies  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Uhr
ISBN: 0521624584 9780521624589 0521624657 9780521624657
OCLC Number: 37783029
Description: xvi, 265 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Framework of Analysis --
1. Deliberative Democracy in Theory --
Pt. II. Parliament in Political Theory --
2. Theories of Parliamentary Power --
3. Doctrines of Responsible Government --
4. Devices of Deliberative Democracy --
Pt. III. Parliament in Australian Practice --
5. The Ends of Representation --
6. The Means of Legislation --
7. Accountability: Parliamentary Principles --
8. Accountability: Parliamentary Practices --
Pt. IV. Combining Theory and Practice --
9. Deliberative Democracy in Australian Practice.
Series Title: Reshaping Australian institutions.
Responsibility: John Uhr.
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This book evaluates the role, structure and performance of the Australian parliament, and presents a compelling case for reform. Combining political theory with first-hand knowledge of the Australian  Read more...

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'Cambridge University Press is to be congratulated on the quality of this publication, another in its distinguished Studies in Australian History series. Attractively presented and meticulously Read more...

 
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