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Restraining elective dictatorship : the upper house solution?

Author: Nicholas Aroney; J R Nethercote; Scott Prasser
Publisher: Crawley, W.A. : University of Western Australia Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book contains chapters from twenty-one leading international scholars and politicians on the history, the recent performance, and the future of upper houses of parliament in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom."--Provided by publisher
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Genre/Form: Book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Aroney; J R Nethercote; Scott Prasser
ISBN: 9781921401091 1921401095
OCLC Number: 231588543
Description: xiii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Upper houses and the problem of elective dictatorship --
Scott Prasser, . R. Nethercote and Nicholas Aroney --
PART ONE: BICAMERALISM: PHILOSOPHY AND DOCTRINE --
Bicameralism and democratic deliberation n John Uhr --
Bicameralism and representations of democracy --
Nicholas Aroney --
The logic of bicameralism: a rational actor account --
Geoffrey Brennan --
PART TWO: THE AUSTRALIAN SENATE --
The case for bicameralism --
Harry Evans --
The Australian Senate and responsible government --
Senator George Brandis, SC --
An Opposition view of the Australian Senate --
SenatorJohn Hogg --
The Senate: some modest proposals --
J.R. Nethercote. PART THREE: THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE --
Reform of the House of Lords: lessons for bicameralism --
Meg Russell --
An upper house with snow on the roof and frozen in time --
the case of the Canadian Senate --
Paul G. Thomas --
Upper houses in the Canadian provinces --
David C. Docherty --
Bicameralism in the United States --
Graeme Starr --
PART FOUR: THE AUSTRALIAN STATES --
State legislative councils: designing for accountability --
Bruce Stone --
Reformed bicameralism? The Victorian Legislative Council --
in the twenty-first century Brian Costar --
The embattled South Australian Legislative Council --
Clement Macintyre and John W*illiams --
PART FIVE: THE CASE OF QUEENSLAND --
A constitutional history of the Parliament of Queensland --
Justice B.H. McPherson, CBE --
Illusions of reform: Queensland's Legislative Assembly --
since Fitzgerald --
Janet Ransley --
Abolition and restoration of a Legislative Council --
Queensland and the other states Gerard Carney --
A model upper house for Queensland --
Colin A. Hughes.
Responsibility: [edited by] Nicholas Aroney, Scott Prasser, J.R. Nethercote.
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"This book contains chapters from twenty-one leading international scholars and politicians on the history, the recent performance, and the future of upper houses of parliament in Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom."--Provided by publisher

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