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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 32 new and published books in the subject of Legislative Politics — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics of Skilled Immigration in the United States

    By Maryam T. Stevenson

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Immigration policy in the U.S. has been a prominent research topic recently, but thus far congressional policy on the H-1B visa has not been studied in-depth. A non-immigrant visa, H-1B allows foreign workers to be temporarily employed in the U.S. This project examines the congressional politics...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Enhancing Legislative Drafting in the Commonwealth

    A Wealth of Innovation

    Edited by Helen Xanthaki

    Legislation has traditionally been viewed as a text addressed to and used by lawyers and judges. But with enhanced accessibility via electronic publication of legislation in many Commonwealth jurisdictions, drafters "speak" not only to lawyers and judges, but also to untrained users. This shift of...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Congressional Primary Elections

    By Robert G. Boatright

    Congressional primaries are increasingly being blamed for polarization and gridlock in Congress. Most American states adopted congressional primaries during the first decades of the 20th century as a means of breaking the hold of political "bosses" on the nomination of candidates. Yet now, many...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Legislatures of Small States

    A Comparative Study

    Edited by Nicholas D J Baldwin

    Series: Library of Legislative Studies

    This book provides a comparative study of the legislatures of small nations, states and territories, to explore the extent to which size is a factor in how they function and fulfil the roles and responsibility of a legislature. Though the physical nature and environment of states is a neglected...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Politics and Gender in Ireland

    The Quest for Political Agency

    Edited by Fiona Buckley, Yvonne Galligan

    This book explores the relationship between women, the state and democratic politics in Ireland today. It highlights the conservatism of the political culture shared by all traditions on the island, and how this culture circumscribes women’s political agency in Northern Ireland and Ireland....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Federalism, Plurinationality and Democratic Constitutionalism

    Theory and Cases

    Edited by Ferran Requejo, Miquel Caminal Badia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity

    This book provides a theoretical and comparative analysis of federalism and federations in plurinational democracies, examining how states with distinct peoples and communities coexist (or not). Through a theoretical approach to democracy and federalism, and interdisciplinary analysis of...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Parliamentary Oversight Tools

    A Comparative Analysis

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates Parliaments’ capacity to oversee government activities, policies and expenditures. Utilising a comparative approach, the book presents a new examination of oversight tools and discusses the conditions under which such tools are employed effectively. The result of a 9-year...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Corruption and Legislatures

    By Riccardo Pelizzo, Frederick Stapenhurst

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book investigates parliaments’ role in curbing corruption. In addition to discussing the definition, causes, and costs of corruption and the role that parliaments have in reducing corruption, the authors consider contemporary issues that parliamentarians – and others – need to be...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Legislative Codecision in the European Union

    Experience over Twenty Years and Implications

    Edited by Anne Rasmussen, Charlotte Burns, Christine Reh

    Series: Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

    This volume takes stock of twenty years of practising and studying codecision in the European Union (EU) and examines the procedure’s long-term implications for the EU’s institutions, politics and policies. The introduction of co-legislation between the Council of Ministers and the European...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Gender, Race, and Office Holding in the United States

    Representation at the Intersections

    By Becki Scola

    Series: Routledge Research in American Politics and Governance

    Over the past several decades, the number of women elected to higher office in the United States has grown substantially. However, when the electoral gains of women are considered on a state-by-state basis, there are observable variations in the rate by state at which women are elected to state...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge