The national renewable energy target: An example of post-Machiavellian policy-making?

Jones, Stephen (2010) The national renewable energy target: An example of post-Machiavellian policy-making?. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 69 2: 165-177. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.2010.00678.x

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Author Jones, Stephen
Title The national renewable energy target: An example of post-Machiavellian policy-making?
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
Publication date 2010-06-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2010.00678.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 69
Issue 2
Start page 165
End page 177
Total pages 13
Editor John Wanna
Patrick Bishop
Place of publication Richmond, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Subject C1
940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
160601 Australian Government and Politics
Formatted abstract
Since the election of the Rudd Government in 2007 intergovernmental relations have been
a major feature of the political agenda. A ‘new federalism’ approach introduced a reinvigorated
Council of Australian Governments (COAG) focused on developing national
policies that reflect coordinated and cooperative policy-making processes. The establishment
of COAG working groups provided the means for developing policies that reflect new levels
of agreement between jurisdictions and a common approach to reform. The development of
the 20% Renewable Energy Target has been one of the first initiatives of this new approach to
policy-making. This research analyses the process behind the development of the target and
places it within the context of the post-Machiavellian approach, and looks at the implications
for future intergovernmental relations.
© 2010 The Author Journal compilation © 2010 National Council of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
Keyword Renewable energy
Intergovernmental relations
Policy process
Cooperative federalism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
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