The paper concludes that there have been two distinct histories of patrimonialism in Australia. The Australian colonies were among the pioneers of ‘universal’ male and later female franchise in the nineteenth century; Aborigines gained (de jure) full citizenship only in the late 1960s. While the squatter’s patrimonial rule over white settlers was short-lived, that over some groups of Aboriginal people persisted for more than a century.
Miller, P. (2015), "Antipodean Patrimonialism? Squattocracy, Democracy and Land Rights in Australia", Patrimonial Capitalism and Empire (Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 28), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 137-163. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0198-871920150000028006Download as .RIS
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