Can charter cities 'anabolise' the Australian Federation?

Gussen, Benjamen F. (2017) Can charter cities 'anabolise' the Australian Federation? Public Administration and Policy, 20 (1). pp. 18-38. ISSN 1022-0275

Abstract

This paper explores a new form of governance for Australia-the 'charter city.' Should Australia have cities that are governed independently? Can such
cities 'anabolise' the development of the nation as a whole? The Commonwealth is largely a network of cities that power our political, social and economic systems. Reforming this federalism might not only necessitate
creating more 'Alpha,' or world-class cities but also affording these cities a wider (asymmetrical) margin of autonomy. City governance structures and their relationship to higher order political entities are context driven. Today's administrative structures - formed in the 19th century - are not responsive to
global dynamics. More agile structures may be needed to take full advantage of globalization. Bringing about such change may be more pragmatic than proposals relying on the vagaries of constitutional amendments.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2017. Hong Kong Public Administration Association.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 29 May 2017 01:03
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2018 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: charter cities, city-regions, federalism, global cities, nation-states, subsidiarity
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1499 Other Economics > 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1899 Other Law and Legal Studies > 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180122 Legal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation
14 Economics > 1499 Other Economics > 149903 Heterodox Economics
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32498

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