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(Non-)Departures from the Legislative State of Nature, 1866–1917

Michael Koß

in Parliaments in Time: The Evolution of Legislative Democracy in Western Europe, 1866-2015

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198766919
eISBN:
9780191821158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766919.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Prior to 1917, a centralization of agenda control was successful in the British House of Commons between 1882 and 1902 but failed in the German Reichstag in 1906. In the House of Commons, followers ... More


Procedural Reforms and their Context

Michael Koß

in Parliaments in Time: The Evolution of Legislative Democracy in Western Europe, 1866-2015

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198766919
eISBN:
9780191821158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766919.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter identifies ninety procedural reforms from the British, French, Swedish, and German legislatures during the years 1866–2015 which will be analysed in Chapters 5–7. For all these reforms, ... More


A Dynamic Partisan Perspective on Procedural Reform

Michael Koß

in Parliaments in Time: The Evolution of Legislative Democracy in Western Europe, 1866-2015

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198766919
eISBN:
9780191821158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766919.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the dynamic partisan perspective on procedural change. Leaders are expected to prefer creating mega-seats in the cabinet (and centralize agenda control), whereas followers ... More


Perceptions of Party Unity in the Visegrád Countries

David M. Willumsen

in The Acceptance of Party Unity in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805434
eISBN:
9780191843501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805434.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the four Visegrád countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) in the early 1990s, as a least-likely case of party influence on legislators. First measuring ... More


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