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Deliberative democracy in Australia : the changing place of parliament

Author: John Uhr
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Uhr
ISBN: 0521624657 9780521624657
OCLC Number: 964196600
Description: XVI, 265 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Framework of Analysis: 1. Deliberative democracy in theory; Part II. Parliament in Political Theory: 2. Theories of parliamentary power; 3. Doctrines of responsible government; 4. Devices of deliberative democracy; Part III. Parliament in Australian Practice: 5. The ends of representation; 6. The means of legislation; 7. Accountability: parliamentary principles; 8. Accountability: parliamentary practices; Part IV. Combining Theory and Practice: 9. Deliberative democracy in Australian practice.
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