Weak Legislative Institutions and Multiparty Governance

Lanny W. Martin and Georg Vanberg

in Parliaments and Coalitions

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199607884
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729676 | DOI:

Series: Comparative Politics

Weak Legislative Institutions and Multiparty Governance

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This chapter forms the complement to Chapter 5, presenting the analogous analysis of the legislative treatment of government bills in the weak committee systems of France and Ireland. As implied by the theory, parties in these systems are unable to make use of the legislative process to effectively scrutinize and amend ministerial proposals.

Keywords: weak committees; legislative review; legislative amendment

Chapter.  8952 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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