The lack of competition in governance as an impediment to regional development in Australia

Taylor, Brad R. (2017) The lack of competition in governance as an impediment to regional development in Australia. Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform , 24 (1). pp. 21-30. ISSN 1322-1833

Abstract

Regional Australia faces many and diverse challenges and opportunities. Given that one-size-fits-all policy solutions are not appropriate for these diverse conditions, I argue that increasing interjurisdictional competition can foster regional development and resilience. If individuals and businesses are able to ‘vote with their feet’ for the local jurisdictions they prefer, market-like incentives are brought to bear on government. This would limit government power, enable lower-risk policy experimentation, make government more responsive to citizen needs and allow for policy more suited to local circumstances.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Australian national University 2017.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 07:00
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: regional development; Australia; government
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140213 Public Economics-Public Choice
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33589

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