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Australian exceptionalism reconsidered

Dowding, Keith


Australian exceptionalism has long been claimed in diverse fields. This essay reconsiders claims for Australian exceptionalism first discussing its nature. Exceptionalism cannot simply be uniqueness since everywhere is unique at some level of granularity, thus the level of detail at which countries or places are compared must be equivalent. One mistake is to take one country as the exception whilst lumping everywhere else together. It argues exceptionalism requires a rule systematically...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2016.1267111


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