Parliamentary Opposition in Westminster Democracies: Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

@article{Kaiser2008ParliamentaryOI,
  title={Parliamentary Opposition in Westminster Democracies: Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand},
  author={A. Kaiser},
  journal={The Journal of Legislative Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={20 - 45}
}
  • A. Kaiser
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Legislative Studies
Based on an actor-centred institutionalist approach, parliamentary oppositions in Westminster democracies are analysed through three dimensions. Firstly, through institutional opportunity structures for opposition parties: in all four countries there are comparatively few opportunities for the opposition to affect policy-making. However, there are variances between the four countries and they change over time. Secondly, they are analysed through the parties' policy positions and the potential… Expand
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