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The politics of parliamentary debate: Parties, rebels, and representation

Proksch, SO and Slapin, JB (2015) The politics of parliamentary debate: Parties, rebels, and representation. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9781107072763

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Abstract

© Sven-Oliver Proksch and Jonathan B. Slapin 2015. Parliamentary debate is a fundamental aspect of democratic law-making. While law makers everywhere seek to express their views in parliament, there are large discrepancies in who has access to the floor across political systems. This book explains how parties and their members of parliament (MPs) structure parliamentary debate. Parties may actively seek to prevent some members from taking the floor while promoting opportunities for others. In doing so, they attempt to control the message that their partisans convey in parliament. The authors provide a theoretical model to explain the design of procedural rules in parliament, how the party leadership interacts with rebel backbenchers, and how MPs represent voters. The book explores political institutions, intra-party politics, electoral politics and legislative behavior. It develops and tests a new theory of parliamentary debate, using data from the UK, Germany, New Zealand and the European Parliament.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 08:21
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:19
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15021

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