Anthony W. Bradley and Cesare Pinelli

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199578610
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law


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This article begins with a discussion of the British model of parliamentarism. It then discusses continental Europe's original version of parliamentarism; how a common consent was finally reached on the meaning of ‘parliamentarism’; the waves of democratization and the worldwide diffusion of the parliamentary system; forms of government and separation of powers; the status of member of parliament; differences and analogies within the family of parliamentary systems; and whether parliamentarism is declining.

Keywords: parliamentary system; Britain; continental Europe; democratization; forms of government; separation of powers; member of parliament

Article.  11765 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Comparative Law ; Constitutional and Administrative Law

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