How many bicameral legislatures are there?

  title={How many bicameral legislatures are there?},
  author={Philip. Norton},
  journal={The Journal of Legislative Studies},
  pages={1 - 9}
  • P. Norton
  • Published 21 December 2004
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Legislative Studies
Once a body has been defined as a legislature, it can then be identified as being either unicameral or bicameral. Listing those legislatures that have a single chamber and those that have two should, therefore, be a straightforward task. However, there is some ambiguity as to what constitutes a second chamber. Three examples are offered of legislatures that are formally defined as unicameral but which exhibit characteristics of bicameralism. The examples are those of Botswana, Iran and the… 
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