Bringing the Legislature Back In: Examining the Structural Effects of National Legislatures on Effective Democratic Governance

@article{Tusalem2021BringingTL,
  title={Bringing the Legislature Back In: Examining the Structural Effects of National Legislatures on Effective Democratic Governance},
  author={Rollin F. Tusalem},
  journal={Government and Opposition},
  year={2021}
}
  • Rollin F. Tusalem
  • Published 16 September 2021
  • Political Science
  • Government and Opposition
Extant research in comparative politics has examined the role of institutional frameworks such as constitutional design, the nature of the electoral systems, parliamentarism and federalism on the quality of governance. Understanding variations on effective democratic governance has assumed a state-centric approach that has largely neglected how strong legislatures can drastically affect political outcomes. This study finds empirical evidence that the strength of national legislatures (in… 

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