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The Lack of Competition in Governance as an Impediment to Regional Development in Australia

Taylor, Brad R.


Regional Australia faces many and diverse challenges and opportunities. Given that onesize-fits-all policy solutions are not appropriate for these diverse conditions, I argue that increasing interjurisdictional competition can foster regional development and resilience. If individuals and businesses are able to ‘vote with their feet’ for the local jurisdictions they prefer, market-like incentives are brought to bear on government. This would limit government power, enable lower-risk policy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2017-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Agenda - A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform
DOI: 10.22459/AG.24.01.2017.02
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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