Handbook of National Legislatures (BOK)

M Steven Fish

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Where is the power? Students of politics have pondered this question, and social scientists have scrutinized formal political institutions and the distribution of power among agencies of the government and the state. But we still lack a rich bank of data measuring the power of specific governmental agencies, particularly national legislatures. This book assesses the strength of the national legislature of every country in the world with a population of at least a half-million inhabitants. The Legislative Powers Survey (LPS) is a list of thirty-two items that gauge the legislature's sway over the executive, its institutional autonomy, its authority in specific areas and its institutional capacity. Data were gathered by means of a vast international survey of experts, extensive study of secondary sources and painstaking analysis of constitutions and other relevant documents. Individual country chapters provide answers to each of the thirty-two survey items, supplemented by expert commentary and relevant excerpts from constitutions.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter M Steven Fish
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107602472
Antall sider 808 Dimensjoner 18cm x 25,3cm x 4,5cm
Vekt 1408 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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