The Routledge Handbook of Parliamentary Administrations
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The Routledge Handbook of Parliamentary Administrations brings together an international, multidisciplinary group of contributors providing a systematic and comprehensive analysis of parliamentary administrations.
Including chapters on the administrations of national parliaments in every member state of the European Union, in most of the EU candidate countries and in key liberal democracies around the world, this book represents a uniquely broad-ranging resource. Each national system is treated in a consistent manner, with authors providing relevant facts, figures, and critical analysis according to a common framework. Additionally, it provides coverage of transnational parliamentary administrations in different regions around the globe and includes a number of cross-cutting chapters, addressing key issues of relevance for a better understanding of parliamentary administrations such as the potential for politicisation, professionalisation, digitalisation or Europeanisation with the comparative analysis of different national experiences. This handbook will enable readers to better comprehend the role and influence of parliamentary administrations and in doing so will enhance our understanding of their importance for the effective functioning of representative democracy more generally.
The Routledge Handbook of Parliamentary Administrations constitutes a unique tool and prime reference for any researcher, scholar or practitioner working in the area of parliamentary and legislative studies, governance, democracy, public policy and administration, as well as more widely to European studies, general political science and comparative politics.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Lord Philip Norton
1. Introduction: A Global Perspective on the Role of Parliamentary Administrations
Thomas Christiansen, Elena Griglio and Nicola Lupo
PART 1: Cross-cutting Analyses of Parliamentary Administrations
2. A Distinct Role for Parliamentary Administrations in Presidential and Parliamentary Systems?
3. The Internal Administrative Structure and the Relationship with the Speaker
Luigi Gianniti and Rosella Di Cesare
4. The Administrative Structure of Bicameral Parliaments
Elena Griglio and Nicola Lupo
5. The Europeanization of Parliamentary Administrations
6. Parliamentary Diplomacy
7. Parliamentary Administration Facing the Digital Challenge
Fotios Fitsilis and Olivier Costa
8. Parliamentary Administrations and the Provision of Scientific Expertise
PART 2: Administrations of National Parliaments
2.1 In the EU
Johannes Pollak, Peter Slominski and Christoph Konrath
Patricia Popelier and Pieter Caboor
Helene Helboe Pedersen
Leif Kalev, Ott Lumi and Tõnis Saarts
Felix Arndt, Anna-Lena Hoegenauer and Claus Koggel
Melissa English and Tara Murphy
Nicola Lupo and Luigi Gianniti
Daunis Auers and Visvaldis Valtenbergs
Bruno Dias Pinheiro, Ana Vargas and Teresa Fonseca
Alexandra Alina Iancu
Mario Kölling and Ignacio Molina
Ingvar Mattson and Thomas Larue
2.2 In The Wider Europe
37. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Damir Kapidzic and Lejla Tafro
Dražen Malović and Mirko Mijanović
40. North Macedonia
Damla Cihangir Tetik and Selin Türkes-Kiliç
45. United Kingdom
Alexandra Meakin, Ben Yong and Cristina Leston-Bandeira
Maria Paula Bertino
Fabiano Santos and Fernando Saboia Vieira
Susan Hattis Rolef
Fernando Nieto Morales
55. South Africa
Timothy Paul Layman
57. United States
B. Guy Peters
PART 3: The Transnational Dimension of Parliamentary Administration
58. European Parliament
Francis Jacobs and Alfredo De Feo
59. Global and Regional Perspectives on Transnational Parliamentary Administrations
Thomas Christiansen is Professor of Political Science and European Integration at Luiss University, Italy.
Elena Griglio is Senior Parliamentary Official of the Italian Senate and teaches at the Department of Political Sciences at LUISS University, Italy.
Nicola Lupo is Professor of Public Law and Director of the Center for Parliamentary Studies (CESP) at LUISS University, Italy.
"Parliamentary administrations assure that legislatures’ formal authority translates into de facto power. The editors provide unique insights on parliamentary administrations worldwide. Historical trajectories, institutional capabilities and current challenges are systematically compared. An overdue Public Administration complement to Parliamentary Studies."
Michael W. Bauer, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
"A major contribution to an overlooked, but key element of the political system. This volume breaks new ground in the range of questions it addresses and the systematic analysis it undertakes. An impressive feature is that it extends beyond the ‘usual suspects’ in making its selection of cases."
Hussein Kassim, University of East Anglia, UK.
"This handbook highlights the central importance of administrative resources within democratic legislatures through a broad array of case studies and a careful selection of comparative thematic chapters. The volume provides a new and invaluable resource for comparative research on the quality, capacity and evolution of administrative organization in legislatures."
Amie Kreppel, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, University of Florida, USA.