Recent scholarship points to a "new institutionalism" just as recent political developments point to a trend toward democratization. If institutions matter, and if legislatures are the democratic institutions in which the voice of the people speaks, then the organization of legislatures—bi- or unicameral—has important consequences for democracy.
Table of Contents
Foreword: "Cameral Change" and Institutional Conservatism -- The Politics and Processes of National Legislative Cameral Change -- The Abolition of The New Zealand Upper House of Parliament -- One Ting Too Many: The Shift to Unicameralism in Denmark -- Sweden's Road to a Unicameral Parliament -- Conclusions: Cameral Change Politics and Processes in Three Nations and Beyond
Longley, Lawrence D