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Westminster transplanted and Westminster implanted: exploring political change


Rhodes, RAW and Weller, P, Westminster transplanted and Westminster implanted: exploring political change, Westminster Legacies, University of New South Wales Press , H Patapan, J Wanna & P Weller (ed), Sydney, pp. 1-12. ISBN 0868408484 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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Governments and international agencies have long sought to improve the ability of developing nations to manage their economies effectively by the adoption of Western democratic systems of governance. Yet, the characteristics of good governance they are aiming for can vary. For example, the World Bank’s (1992) definition includes an expert public service, an accountable administration, a pluralistic political system and respect for law. Even if those characteristics are accepted, there are several ways to organise these structures. What system is likely to prove the most compatible with local conditions? The historical record suggests that, among previous transplants, Westminster systems are among the most enduring and stable institutions. However, even they are not always successful

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Comparative government and politics
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rhodes, RAW (Professor Rod Rhodes)
ID Code:58611
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Government
Deposited On:2009-10-16
Last Modified:2012-02-15

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