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Library of Legislative Studies

Series Editor: Philip Norton

The Library of Legislative Studies comprises scholarly books - including individual country studies as well as major comparative works - that advance knowledge of legislatures and legislative processes. The volumes in the library are designed to be of value to students and scholars in legislative studies, comparative government, constitutional law, and European and regional integration.

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11-17 of 17 results in Library of Legislative Studies
  1. Comparing and Classifying Legislatures

    Edited by David Arter

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    Recent years have witnessed substantial work in the legislative studies field. But what do we know about legislatures today and are there clear criteria for comparing and classifying them? This is a new review of the state of our knowledge of parliament and tackles key ...

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Post-Communist and Post-Soviet Parliaments

    The Initial Decade

    Edited by Philip Norton, David M. Olson

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    The sudden collapse of communism stimulated both the rapid emergence of fledgling democracies and scholarly attention to the post-communist transition. These newly democratized parliaments have been described as "parliaments in adolescence". This book identifies six parliaments which exemplify the...

    Published February 20th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Parliamentary Opposition in Old and New Democracies

    Edited by Ludger Helms

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    Previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies, this volume offers a broad comparative assessment of the many faces of parliamentary opposition in different political, legal and cultural settings. Issues of political opposition, and of parliamentary opposition in...

    Published October 15th 2008 by Routledge

  4. The Europeanisation of Parliamentary Democracy

    Edited by Katrin Auel, Arthur Benz

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    This groundbreaking new study shows how the process of creating an ever closer European Union affects not only the policy-making, but also the politics and polity of the Member States. Empirical studies on the domestic impact of Europe identified different forms of Europeanization due to...

    Published May 4th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Executive Leadership and Legislative Assemblies

    Edited by Nicholas D. J. Baldwin

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    The relationship between a head of government (head of the executive branch) and a nation's parliament or legislative assembly (the legislative branch) has long been the focus for comment and analysis - for example, has the prime minister in the United Kingdom come to a position of dominance at the...

    Published August 25th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Southern European Parliaments in Democracy

    Edited by Cristina Leston-Bandeira

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    Southern European Parliaments in Democracy analyses the development of the parliaments of Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey since the mid-1980s. This book considers the challenges of the transition to democracy and outlines how the Parliaments of Southern Europe have adapted to...

    Published June 16th 2005 by Routledge

  7. From Legislation to Legitimation

    The Role of the Portuguese Parliament

    By Cristina Leston-Bandeira

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    This book is unique as the only book on the Portuguese parliament in English. The Portuguese parliament is a valuable case study to understand the different stages of development of a newly democratic parliament. From Legislation to Legitimation shows that, as democracy developed, the role of the...

    Published June 24th 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Government-Opposition in Southern European Countries during the Economic Crisis: Great Recession, Great Cooperation?
    Edited by Elisabetta De Giorgi, Catherine Moury
    To Be Published July 27th 2015
  2. Parliamentary Representation in France
    Edited by Olivier Costa
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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