Restraining Elective Dictatorship

The Upper House Solution?

Edited by: Nicholas Aroney, Scott Prasser, John Nethercote

If Australians, Canadians, and Americans are - like the British - living under 'elective dictatorships,' then how can their elected, single party, 'government machines' be kept in check? That is the key question examined in this book. Restraining Elective Dictatorship contains chapters from 21 leading international scholars and politicians on the history, the recent performance, and the future of upper houses of Parliament/Congress in Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK. The book examines bicameralism (two legislative or parliamentary chambers), the Australian Senate, the international scene, and politics in each Australian state including the unique example of Queensland.

301 pages

Publication Date: 12/5/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781921401091

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