By George Tsebelis
This e-book issues out that the interplay among the chambers in bicameral legislatures is crucial to realizing habit in every one chamber, some extent missed in prior experiences. It surveys bicameral associations from quite a few nations and offers types that designate the importance of other institutional preparations. those hypotheses are illustrated and established with info from the French 5th Republic, and supplemented with info from Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the U.S., and the eu Union.
Read or Download Bicameralism (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions) PDF
Similar public affairs books
In 2012, the ERASMUS programme celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary. As one of many best-known tasks of the ecu, it has already enabled nearly 3 million scholars to spend part of their experiences out of the country. yet ERASMUS is greater than only a basic educational alternate programme: designed to give a contribution to the construction of a «People’s Europe», it has develop into a winning political device for shaping generations of eu scholars.
Xvi + 657 pp. & 1 folding chart, quarto.
Nationwide governments worldwide are turning to branding specialists, public relatives advisers and strategic communications specialists to aid them "brand" their jurisdiction. utilizing the instruments, concepts and services of industrial branding is assumed to aid international locations articulate extra coherent and cohesive identities, allure international capital, and hold citizen loyalty.
- Practical Human Resources for Public Managers: A Case Study Approach
- Public Management Reform: A Comparative Analysis
Additional resources for Bicameralism (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions)
The issue of unicameral as opposed to bicameral legislatures was often hotly contested, but the power of the elite classes was sufficient in most cases to ensure the creation of two legislative bodies, one privileging the people, the other a landed or bourgeois elite. Thus, bicameralism in many states was a new institutional mechanism created in the wake of the changing societal balance of power. The federal pattern. 26 Confederations in Europe, such as the German Confederation (1815-66), the Swiss Confederation (1291-1798), and the United Provinces of the Netherlands (1579-1795), all had unicameral assemblies.
Also see Lees-Smith (1923). 31 There are exceptions to the rule, including Canada and Austria. 32 The powers of the Swiss houses are equal. In the Federal Republic of Germany/Germany, the Bundesrat has equal power in legislation that requires implementation by the states, which is more than half of all legislation (Mastias and Grange 1987; Trivelli 1975). 33 The efficiency dimension propounded by Madison has not been completely eradicated. That tradition is carried on by Rogers (1926) and Burdette (1940) in their discussions of the Senate's ability to delay legislation through filibuster.
The term "quality" has both substantive and procedural meanings. The substantive meaning of "improved quality of legislation" in a democracy is one that suggests a movement from the status quo closer to the preferred outcome of the citizens, as indicated by their representatives. The procedural meaning suggests that there are various methods of achieving the desired outcome, the most efficient outcome being the one that achieves it at least cost. 3 In contrast, the political dimension of bicameralism recognizes that different interests or preferences may be expressed in the two legislative bodies.