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Adversarial or collaborative democracy?

By Andrew L. Urban I was invited to attend this week’s Yaketi Yak organised by the Centre for Social Impact,  in which the ABC’s Peter Thompson interviewed Luca Belgiorno-Nettis about his ongoing search for a better system of democracy. Luca has … Continue reading

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Democracy in the carbon sandwich

By Andrew L. Urban   [Elements of this paper form a submission to the Australian Select Senate Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes, August 15, 2011.]   In the interests of democracy,Australiashould re-frame the discussion on climate policy as … Continue reading

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Citizens assemblies & Julia Gillard PM

By Andrew L. Urban When Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced during the 2010 election campaign that she would establish a Citizens’ Assembly to deliberate on and find consensus for climate change policies, the idea was derided and ridiculed. It … Continue reading

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