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Deliberative Democracy in Australia


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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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This book evaluates the role and performance of the Australian parliament, and presents a compelling case for reform.


'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 edited, the production does justice to the quality of the text as a major contribution to our understanding of the relationship between gender, work and the state,' Raelene Frances, Australian Historical Studies 'This is a splendidly produced book. It shows what it means to have Cambridge University Press as publisher. It is a mine of information, it is stimulating and thought-provoking.' Anthony Mason, Canberra, Bulletin of Public Administration

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