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Elections and representations in local government: A Victorian case study

Burdess, Neil and O'Toole, Kevin 2004, Elections and representations in local government: A Victorian case study, Australian journal of public administration, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 66-78, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00379.x.

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Title Elections and representations in local government: A Victorian case study
Author(s) Burdess, Neil
O'Toole, Kevin
Journal name Australian journal of public administration
Volume number 63
Issue number 2
Start page 66
End page 78
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2004-06
ISSN 0313-6647
1467-8500
Summary This article examines the application of different views of representation in the electoral systems at local government level: interest, corporate and mirror representation. The electoral framework underpins the process of representation, influencing both who are eligible to become voters and how their votes are collected and counted. The paper examines the  interrelationship between representation and the electoral framework in local government in Victoria. We use a historical analysis, and identify a long period of interest representation; a short, relatively recent period of corporate representation; and an attempt to introduce some elements of mirror representation. We conclude by arguing that local electoral reform needs to take into account the multiple meanings of representation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2004.00379.x
Field of Research 160509 Public Administration
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, National Council of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002487

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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