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Parliament at War: Partisan Conflict in Parliamentary System of Government during periods of National Crisis

Miller, Harrison


The official parliamentary Opposition serves an important accountability function when it scrutinises the actions of the Government. Yet during periods of national crisis, such as war, the expectations surrounding how the Opposition ought to perform this role seem altered. In response, this thesis examines how periods of national crisis influence the partisan conflict of parliamentary discourse in the context of the Australian Commonwealth Parliament. Partisan...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-10
Type: Thesis (Honours)


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