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Conceptualising Australia's tradition of pragmatic federalism

Smullen, Amanda


This article reviews existing scholarly debates about Australia's pragmatic federalism and seeks to refine it conceptually. It does so against the background of burgeoning international governance literature informed by insights from philosophical pragmatism, as well as in the context of disjuncture in Australian inter-governmental experiences. Pragmatic federalism is posed not merely as a one-dimensional notion referencing a series of ad hoc inter-governmental arrangements over time. Rather,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2014.964660


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