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Platypus and Parliament: the Australian Senate in theory and practice

Bach, Stanley


When Europeans first encountered the platypus they considered it to be an implausible bundle of contradictions. They acknowledged, however, that it was superbly adapted to its environment. In this book Stanley Bach argues that the Australian Parliament, with its borrowings from both the British and American experience, is a bundle of ‘seemingly inconsistent and even incompatible elements’ which, nevertheless, join together ‘to make a political system that works’. Topics covered in this book...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Book


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