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dc.contributor.authorBrown, A Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:42:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:42:34Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2008-02-21T06:22:55Z
dc.identifier.issn10361146en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/16654
dc.description.abstractFederalism is usually described in political science as a single body of ideas-in Australia's case arriving in the 1840s-50s and moving to constitutional reality in the 1890s. This article re-examines the origins and diversity of federal ideas in Australia. It suggests that federal thought began influencing Australia's constitutional development significantly earlier than previously described. This first Australian federalism had a previously unappreciated level of support in British colonial policy and drew on Benjamin Franklin's American model of territorial change as a 'commonwealth for increase'. The revised picture entrenches the notion of federalism's logic but also reveals a dynamic, decentralist style of federalism quite different from Australia's orthodox 'classic' or compact federal theory. In fact, Australian political thought contains two often-conflicting ideas of federalism. The presence of these approaches helps explain longstanding dissent over the regional foundations of Australian constitutionalism.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCarfax Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10361146.aspen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom485en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto504en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Political Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390103en_US
dc.titleOne Continent, Two Federalisms: Rediscovering the Original Meanings of Australian Federal Ideasen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2004 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.en_AU
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