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Minority government and marginal members: new issues for political and policy legitimacy in Australia

Prosser , Brenton; Denniss, Richard


A steady decline in major party support in Commonwealth nations has resulted in changing parliamentary compositions, including the growing prevalence of minority government. Such situations pose new questions for notions of government legitimacy within Westminster systems. For instance, is negotiation with cross-benchers an example of government illegitimacy? What is the legitimate role of non-ministerial members when the composition of parliament gives them the final say on the enabling...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2015.1073247


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