Electoral Democracy

Electoral Democracy : Australian Prospects

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A healthy democracy relies on a healthy electoral system. Are the ways we run elections and political parties adapting to contemporary challenges and learning from international experience? Drawing together leading political scientists and legal scholars, this collection examines pressing debates about the regulation of political finance, parties and representation in Australia. It does so by testing the system and reform proposals against three fundamental - and sometimes conflicting - values: political equality, liberty and integrity. This book will inform and provoke all of us who take part in and care about Australia's electoral democracy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 20mm | 340.19g
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Print on Demand
  • 0522858651
  • 9780522858655

About Joo-cheong Tham

Joo-Cheong Tham is an Associate Professor at the Melbourne Law School. He has written extensively on the regulation of political funding in Australia and is the author of Money and Politics- The Democracy We Can't Afford (UNSW Press, 2010). He also specialises in the regulation of non-standard work, in particular, casual and temporary migrant work. Graeme Orr is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Law School, specialising in the regulation of politics. He has both mapped the domain in The Law of Politics (Federation Press, 2010), and explored its interesting by-ways, including the conception of electoral bribery, the nature of political deals, the relationship of symbols and language to the law of democracy, and the ritual element in elections. Brian Costar is Professor of Victorian State Parliamentary Democracy in the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology. He has published widely in the areas of elections and political parties and is the co-author (with Colin A Hughes) of Limiting Democracy- The Erosion of Electoral Rights in Australia (UNSW Press, 2006).
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