The Future of Australian Federalism

The Future of Australian Federalism

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Gabrielle Appleby
Cambridge University Press, 11/20/2014
EAN 9781107471054, ISBN10: 1107471052

Paperback, 506 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm
Language: English

At a time when the operation and reform of federal relations within Australia is squarely on the political agenda, this volume brings together eminent lawyers, economists and political scientists who explain, analyse and evaluate the theory and principles underpinning the Australian federal system. Topics covered include the High Court's approach to the interpretation of the Constitution and how this has influenced federal relations in practice; different forms of inter-governmental co-operative arrangements; fiscal relations between the Commonwealth and the States; and emergent ethno-cultural and socioeconomic diversity within the Australian Federation. Comparative perspectives from Germany, America, Canada, Switzerland, India and the European Union provide unique prisms through which to view the operation of the Australian system and to contemplate its reform.

1. Australian federalism
past, present and future tense Gabrielle Appleby, Nicholas Aroney and Thomas John
Part I. The Federal-State Balance
2. The federal balance Stephen Gageler
3. The incredible shrinking Federation
voyage to a singular state? The Hon. Chief Justice Robert French AC
4. A sketch of the modern Australian Federation The Hon. Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC
5. The still reluctant state
Western Australia and the conceptual foundations of Australian federalism Augusto Zimmermann
6. The division of powers in federal systems
comparative lessons for Australia Greg Taylor
Part II. Instituting Structural Reform
Comparative Perspectives
7. Reforming German federalism Arthur B. Gunlicks
8. Polyphonic federalism
the United States experience Robert A. Schapiro
9. The rise of coercive federalism in the United States
dynamic change with little formal reform John Kincaid
10. The bargaining game
Canada as a new model of federal governance Thomas O. Hueglin
11. 'Bis hierher sollst du kommen und nicht weiter'
the German constitutional court and the boundaries of the European integration process Cornelia Koch
Part III. Federalism and Multi-ethnic Societies
12. Dynamics of federalism
a comparative analysis of recent developments in federations and countries in transition to federalism Thomas Fleiner
13. Religious identities
testing the underlying preconceptions of Canadian federalism? Jean-François Gaudreault-DesBiens
14. Foedus pacificum
a response to ethnic regionalism within nation states Suri Ratnapala
15. Federal diversity in Australia
a counter narrative Nicholas Aroney, Scott Prasser and Alison Taylor
Part IV. Fiscal Federalism
16. Fiscal federalism in Canada
principles, practices, problems Robin Boadway
17. Fiscal federalism
then and now Brian Galligan
18. Fiscal decentralisation and macroeconomic performance in Australia Philip Bodman
Part V. Reforming Australia's Federal System
19. Escaping purgatory
public opinion and the future of Australia's federal system A. J. Brown
20. The Rudd reforms and the future of Australian federalism Alan Fenna and Geoff Anderson
21. Co-operative arrangements in comparative perspective Cheryl Saunders
22. Federalism and the Australian judicial system - back to the future
the autochthonous expedient and other devices The Hon. Justice Margaret White
23. Federalism in Australia
gazing in the crystal ball of constitutional reform Anne Twomey.