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Legislatures and Legislators

1st Edition

Edited by Philip Norton

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598 pages

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Hardback: 9781855213579
pub: 1998-05-22
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This series brings together the most significant journal articles to appear in the field of comparative politics over the past 30 years. The aim is to render readily accessible to teachers, researchers and students an extensive range of essays which, together, provide an indispensable basis for understanding both the established conceptual terrain and the new ground being broken in the rapidly changing field of comparative political analysis. This series is divided into three major sections: Institutional Studies, Thematic Studies and Country Studies.

Table of Contents

Contents: Legislatures: The Complexity of Legislatures: Party systems and government stability, Michael Taylor and V.M. Herman; The durability of coalition governments in parliamentary democracies, Paul Warwick; Modes of executive-legislative relations: Great Britain, France and West Germany, Anthony King. Institutionalization: The institutionalization of the US House of Representatives, Nelson W. Polsby; The learning of legislative norms, Herbert B. Asher; A rational choice perspective on congressional norms, Barry R. Weingast; Rules of the game in Britain: can the politicians be trusted?, Donald D. Searing. Legislators and Legislation: Who makes our laws? The legislative effectiveness of members of the US Congress, Stephen Frantzich; The fate of policy analysis in Congressional decision making: 3 types of use in committees, David Whiteman; Institutional; rules and legislative outcomes in the Italian parliament, Guiseppe di Palma; The institutional foundations of committee power, Kenneth A. Shepsle and Barry R. Weingast; Restrictive legislative procedures in France and the United States, John D. Huber; Exploring a new role in policy making: the British House of Commons in the 1970s, John E. Schwarz. Legislators: The Independence of Legislators: Models of legislative voting, John W. Kingdon; Party voting in the United States Congress, Samuel C. Patterson and Gregory A. Caldeira; 'The lady's not for turning' but what about the rest? Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party 1979-89, Philip Norton. Legislators as Representatives: The role of the representative; some empirical observations on the theory of Edmund Burke, Heinz Eulau, John C. Wahlke, William Buchanan and Leroy C. Ferguson; Constituency influence in Congress, Warren E. Miller and Donald E. Stokes; 'Representatives' perceptions of constituency opinion, Ronald D. Hedlund and H. Paul Friesema; The role of the good constituency member and the practice of representation in Great Britain, Donald D. Searin

About the Series

The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government

The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government
The International Library of Politics and Comparative Government brings together in one series the most significant journal articles to appear in the field of comparative politics in the last twenty-five years or so. The aim is to render readily accessible to teachers, researchers and students an extensive range of essays which, together, provide an indispensable basis for understanding both the established conceptual terrain and the new ground being broken in the fast changing field of comparative political analysis. The series is divided into three major sections: Institutional Studies, Thematic Studies and Country Studies. The Institutional volumes focus on the comparative investigation of the basic processes and components of the modern pluralist polity, including electoral behaviour, parties and party systems, interest groups, constitutions, legislatures and executives. There are also collections dealing with such major international actors as the European Union and United Nations. The Thematic volumes address those contemporary problems, processes and issues which have assumed a particular salience for politics and policy-making in the late twentieth century. Such themes include: democratization, revolution and political change, 'New Politics', nationalism, terrorism, the military, the media, human rights, consociationalism and the challenges to mainstream party political ideologies. The Country volumes are particularly innovative in applying a comparative perspective to a consideration of the political science tradition in individual states, both large and small. The distinctive features of the national literature are highlighted and the wider significance of developments is evaluated. A number of acknowledged experts have been invited to act as editors for the series; they preface each volume with an introductory essay in which they review the basis for the selection of articles, and suggest future directions of research and investigation in the subject area. The series is an invaluable resource for all those working in the field of comparative government and politics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL017000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration