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Governing for the Mainstream: Implications for Community Representation

Sawer, Marian


In this paper I begin by examining the role of extra-parliamentary institutions of representation within Australian democracy. I suggest that such institutions are an important supplement to majoritarian political institutions in ensuring that 'weak voices' are heard in the policy process. I then look at the impact of the Howard government on such extra parliamentary forms of community representation, drawing parallels with contemporaneous developments in Canada. I find that changes were in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Public Administration


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