Electoral democracy: Australian prospects

Electoral democracy: Australian prospects. Edited by Joo-Cheong Tham, Brian Costar and Graeme Orr Carlton, VIC, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 2011.

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Title Electoral democracy: Australian prospects
Place of Publication Carlton, VIC, Australia
Publisher Melbourne University Press
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Edited book
ISBN 9780522858655
0522858651
9780522860207
0522860206
9780522858648
Language eng
Editor Joo-Cheong Tham
Brian Costar
Graeme Orr
Total number of pages 284
Abstract/Summary This is a book on electoral regulation. On one level, it deals with this topic in the manner it is commonly perceived: electoral regulation is dissected according to its technical and intricate details. On another level—and this is the central thrust of the collection—these details are viewed against three key democratic principles of integrity in government, equality and fairness and liberty and freedom. A crucial premise informing the conception and content of the book is that electoral regulation, bristling as it is with technicalities and minutiae, cannot be fully grasped without being firmly grounded in these principles. Another premise, and one that is highlighted by each chapter, is that these principles do not yield straightforward answers or conclusions. Complexity abounds with tensions between these principles, differing conceptions of these principles and application of these principles varying according to contexts.
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