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dc.contributor.authorBrown, AJ
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:42:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:42:34Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.modified2008-02-21T06:22:55Z
dc.identifier.issn1036-1146
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/10361146.asp
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom485
dc.relation.ispartofpageto504
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Political Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume39
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and administration
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolitical science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4407
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4408
dc.titleOne Continent, Two Federalisms: Rediscovering the Original Meanings of Australian Federal Ideas
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 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.
gro.date.issued2004
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gro.griffith.authorBrown, A J J.


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