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- DescriptionTopical and up-to-the-minute, Mirity Policy- Rethinking Governance when Parliament Matters explores the influence marginal parliamentarians have on public policy. Australia has had mirity governments in some form for almost 30 years, yet we have t come to terms with mirity as the new rm. Prominent policy cycle theory tends to overlook the subtle but significant influence of marginal parliamentarians on public policy. Mirity Policy argues that these influences t only have important implications for the outcomes of public policy, but also for the work of scholars, policy makers and advocates. Drawing on the experiences of two former policy advisers, as well as examples from the last two parliaments, Mirity Policy takes the discussion up to and beyond the introduction of the new Senate in July 2014 to observe the significant impact of this much more complex Upper House.
- Author BiographyBrenton Prosser was senior policy adviser to Senator Nick Xenophon during the period when the senator first shared the balance of power in the Senate. He has previously published three books on health and education policy, as well as numerous papers in the areas of parliamentary integrity, media and politics. Currently, he is a senior research fellow at the Australian National University. Richard Denniss was Chief of Staff to Natasha Stott Despoja during the period that the Australian Democrats held the balance of power in the Senate. He is now Executive Director to the Australia Institute policy thinktank. He has recently published An Introduction to Australian Public Policy- Theory and Practice with Sarah Maddison, and is co-author (with Clive Hamilton) of the bestselling book Affluenza- When Too Much is Never Enough.
- Author(s)Brenton Prosser,Richard Denniss
- PublisherMelbourne University Press
- Date of Publication02/03/2015
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Place of PublicationCarlton
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2015
- ImprintMelbourne University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight350 g
- Width137 mm
- Height209 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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