"...well-researched, original, and provocative work..." Choice
This book evaluates the role and performance of the Australian parliament. It explores its institutional design and its principles and practices, presenting a compelling case for reform. Uhr looks at the place of representative assemblies in liberal political theory and examines ways in which deliberative democracy might be made more effective and meaningful in Australia. Combining political theory with first-hand knowledge of the Australian parliament, the author makes an important contribution to debates in Australia and inernationally.