1st Edition

Two Into One
The Politics And Processes Of National Legislative Cameral Change

ISBN 9780367214944
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
274 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Longley, Lawrence D