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‘Patrimonialism’ and Queensland

Roger Scott discusses Fukuyama’s theory that there are three institutions that co-produce political order and that, when in some proper balance, tend to result in prosperous, well-governed liberal democratic regimes:

  • the state and its bureaucratic machinery; 
  • the rule of law and its impartial administration; and 
  • the public accountability mechanisms generally associated with democratic norms, choices, and elections.
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