Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)

Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies (Oxford Handbooks) By Shane Martin (Editor), Thomas Saalfeld (Editor), Kaare W. Strom (Editor) Cover Image

Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies (Oxford Handbooks) (Hardcover)

By Shane Martin (Editor), Thomas Saalfeld (Editor), Kaare W. Strom (Editor)

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Legislatures are political bodies essential to democracy and the rule of law. They present social scientists with numerous intriguing puzzles, with far-reaching implications for our understanding of political institutions. Why, and how, have these ancient assemblies, established in pre-democratic times, survived the transition to mass democracies? How have they adapted? How do they structure such processes as budgeting, legislation, and executive oversight? How do their members get selected, and what consequences flow from differences in these rules? What roles do committees and political parties play in contemporary legislatures? What functions do legislatures perform in autocratic, semi-democratic or recently democratized societies? What explains the similarities and differences in legislative rules, powers and recruitment? What are the policy and other consequences of variation in how legislatures are organized and function?
Shane Martin is Reader in Comparative Politics, University of Leicester. Thomas Saalfeld is Professor of Political Science at the University of Bamberg and the founding Director of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. Kaare W. Strom is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.
Product Details ISBN: 9780199653010
ISBN-10: 0199653011
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Pages: 800
Language: English
Series: Oxford Handbooks