Parliament

John Uhr, Norman Abjorensen

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    Abstract

    Parliaments are among the fundamental institutions of Australian democracy (see Chapter 2). In this chapter, following on from arguments raised in Chapter 1, Uhr and Abjorensen suggest that the democratic law-making function of parliaments ought to be underpinned by principles of deliberation. This chapter also draws on wider theories of democracy (Chapter 1) and demonstrates the relevance of the approaches found in the ‘new institutionalism’ (see Chapter 2). The chapter, like most of those in this section of the book, challenges the view of many critical theorists that political institutions do not really count for much against the larger power structures embedded in Australian society (Chapter 4).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues
    Editors R Smith, A Vromen & I Cook
    Place of PublicationMelbourne
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Pages214-225
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9780521137539
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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