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Deliberative democracy in Australia : the changing place of Parliament

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
"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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