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Author Power, John Marcus.

Title Fiducial governance : an Australian republic for the new millennium / John Power.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series ANZSOG monograph series
ANZSOG (Series)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A framework for constitutional reform -- The current Australian regime -- Reconfiguring head-of-state offices in Australia -- Conclusion: republican measures for a republican future.
Summary "Power's monograph asserts the need for the reform of Australian governance and charts Australia's fitful progress towards a republican future. Along the way he sketches a framework for constitutional reform, mindful of the strengths and weaknesses of the current system of government and the contest of ideas about the role and configuration of Australian Heads of State. Long a frustrated Australian republican, Power contends that the republican log jam is due in significant part to a lack of respect shown by the republican policy community to the contribution long made to good governance by monarchical heads of state. This monograph seeks to draw lessons from this experience, so as to make the republican venture one of substance for the Australian public. In so doing, Power draws on a range of republican, indigenous and feminist writings in order to develop a new framework of 'fiducial governance' aimed at enhancing the trustworthiness and integrity of our institutions of governance, thereby paving the way for the replacement of the monarch by a directly elected head of state."--Publisher's description.
Access OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks). All rights reserved.
Language English.
Subject Republicanism -- Australia.
Democracy -- Australia.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Democracy. (OCoLC)fst00890077
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Republicanism. (OCoLC)fst01095066
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term Politics and government
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781921666551 (electronic bk.)
1921666552 (electronic bk.)
9781921666544 (Print version)
1921666544 (Print version)
Standard No. 459233
AU@ 000045678074
AU@ 000051581898
AU@ 000058392164
AU@ 000060581289
GBVCP 1008654280

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