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Title Southern European parliaments in democracy / edited by Cristina Leston-Bandeira
Published New York : Routledge, 2005
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Description 1 online resource
Series Library of legislative studies
Library of legislative studies.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1 Introduction: Southern European Parliaments in Democracy; 2 The Italian Parliament: In Search of a New Rule?; 3 Much Ado about Something? Parliamentary Politics in Italy Amid the Rhetoric of Majority Rule and an Uncertain Party System; 4 Internalising the Lessons of Stable Democracy: The Portuguese Parliament; 5 The Hellenic Parliament: The New Rules of the Game; 6 The Spanish Parliament in a Triangular Relationship, 1982-2000 ; 7 Parliament and Citizenship in Spain: Twenty-Five Years of a Mismatch?
8 Volatility in Politics, Stability in Parliament: An Impossible Dream? The Turkish Grand National Assembly during the Last Two Decades9 Conclusion: The Impact of Democratic Practice on the Parliaments of Southern Europe; Index
Summary Southern European Parliaments in Democracy analyses the development of the parliaments of Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Turkey since the mid-1980s. This book considers the challenges of the transition to democracy and outlines how the Parliaments of Southern Europe have adapted to the pressures of a democratic polity. Its focus is an assessment of the main changes that have taken place since the periods of transition to democracy right up to the present day. Chapters are country specific and consider a variety of indicators, from legislation and scrutiny to the social background of MPs. T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 29, 2015)
Subject Democracy -- Europe, Southern.
Legislative bodies -- Europe, Southern.
Representative government and representation -- Europe, Southern.
Form Electronic book
Author Leston-Bandeira, Cristina, editor
ISBN 1136828354 (electronic bk.)
9781136828355 (electronic bk.)