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The Queen's other realms: the crown and its legacy in Australia, Canada and New Zealand


Boyce, PJ, The Queen's other realms: the crown and its legacy in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 290. ISBN 978-186287-700-9 (2008) [Authored Research Book]

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This book traces the long and sometimes subtle process of localising monarchy in the vice-regal office from the mid-twentieth century onwards, and compares the powers and functions of the Queen’s surrogates with each other and with those of the monarch herself, including their recourse to the so-called "reserve powers". Among the key questions posed in this comparative study are: Can the current monarchical system be refined to the point of countering republican sentiment? Why has the republican argument gained more momentum in Australia than in Canada or New Zealand? Can a republican model retain residual monarchic elements? What is likely to be the lasting legacy of the Crown in these three strikingly similar political cultures?

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Political science not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Political systems
UTAS Author:Boyce, PJ (Professor Peter Boyce)
ID Code:54821
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2009-03-01
Last Modified:2012-02-15

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