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Author Koss, Michael, author

Title Parliaments in time : the evolution of legislative democracy in Western Europe, 1866-2015 / Michael Koß
Edition First edition
Published Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 306 pages) : illustrations
Series Comparative politics
Comparative politics (Oxford University Press)
Contents Introduction: legislators in the steel-hard casing -- The analysis of talking and working legislatures -- A dynamic partisan perspective on procedural reform -- Procedural reforms and their context -- (Non- )departures from the legislative state of nature, 1866-1917 -- Pathways to path-dependence, 1918-90 -- Adaptations, 1991-2015 -- Conclusion: maintaining legislative democracy -- Appendix: procedural reforms -- References -- Index
Summary This volume provides a comparative explanation of the institutional evolution of parliaments since the intensification of political competition in the last third of the 19th century
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 15, 2019)
Subject Legislative bodies -- Europe, Western -- Committees
Legitimacy of governments -- Europe, Western
Parliamentary practice -- Europe, Western -- History
Legislative bodies -- Committees.
Legitimacy of governments.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Legislative Branch.
Parliamentary practice.
Politics and government.
Europe, Western -- Politics and government
Western Europe.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191079545 (electronic book)
0191821152 (electronic book)
9780191079542 (electronic book)
9780191821158 (electronic book)