Co-Operative Federalism: Third Parties and Intergovernmental Agreements and Arrangements in Canada and Australia

  • Nigel Bankes


Agreements between two sovereign levels of government are both numerous and significant in modern federal states. Professor Bankes examines the effects of intergovernmental agreements on third parties in two such states, Canada and Australia. In particular, he focuses on two issues: how third parties can challenge agreements, and in what circumstances third parties can receive rights or incur obligations under them. His investigation raises questions about the impact of co-operative federalism on the interests of individual citizens.

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