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Legislatures and Parliaments in Comparative Context

Michael Laver

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548477
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199548477.003.0007

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

Legislatures and Parliaments in Comparative Context

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This article discusses legislatures and parliaments in a comparative context. The first section begins with a study of parliamentary politics. It then moves on to legislative politics in the separation-of-powers regimes. The final portion of the article revisits this distinction in the context of the different types of empirical technique that can be used to measure policy positions of elected politicians.

Keywords: legislatures; parliaments; comparative context; parliamentary politics; legislative politics; separation-of-powers regimes; empirical technique; policy positions

Article.  9106 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Political Institutions ; Comparative Politics

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