The Politics of Parliamentary Procedure

Author: Palonen, Kari
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783847407874
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Political Science

Currently, parliament as a political institution does not enjoy the best reputation. This book aims to recover less known political resources of the parliamentary mode of proceeding. The parliamentary procedure relies on regulating debates in a fair way and on constructing opposed perspectives on the agenda items.

Parliament and Parliamentarism

Author: Pasi Ihalainen
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781785337567
Release Date: 2017-11-30
Genre: History

Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects-deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty-and explores the different ways in which they have been contested, reshaped, and implemented in a series of representative national and regional case studies. As one of the first comparative studies in conceptual history, this volume focuses on debates about the nature of parliament and parliamentarism within and across different European countries, representative institutions, and genres of political discourse.

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament The Early Years

Author: Elaine Sutherland
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748687664
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Genre: Law

Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years offers the first wide-ranging critical analysis of legislative developments in those areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament under the devolution settlement. It begins with a brief account of the devolution settlement and summarises the themes emerging from the subsequent chapters. Thereafter, sixteen themed chapters, each dedicated to a discrete area of the law and written by an acknowledged expert in the field, provide critical evaluation of the Scottish Parliament's contribution, highlighting what it has achieved, what it has failed to do and what might be done in the future. In a single volume, Law Making and The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years provides a scholarly evaluation of a number of legislative achievements of Scotland's devolved parliament in its first decade. It will appeal to legal and other scholars and students, lawyers and anyone with an interest in Scottish politics, policy-making and law.

The Politics of Limited Times

Author: Kari Palonen
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
ISBN: IND:30000123528105
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

Politics is inherently a play with time. The Politics of Limited Times offers a temporal reading of politics, combining ideal typical, rhetorical, and historical approaches. The study continues the author's work on the history of the concept of politics with a rhetorical analysis of the institutions and practices of playing with time. The parliamentarization and democratization of politics render the temporal horizons of politics shorter than in monarchic and bureaucratic regimes. The temporal layers of regular and recurrent occasions for change can be divided into individual lifetime, momentum, time-span, and calendar. This book contains chapters dealing with the democratization of suffrage, the alternation in government, parliamentary procedures and rhetorical practices, and the times politicians illustrate the interplay and opposition these layers have with each other. The concluding chapters connect the temporal layers to the play with the scarce time and to a defense of the short temporal horizons as the main advantage of parliamentary democracies. If a proverb says "statesmen think about next generations, politicians about next elections," this book encourages its readers to think like politicians.

Parliamentary change in the Nordic countries

Author: Erik, Damgaard
Publisher: Universitetsforlaget
ISBN: UOM:39015028926403
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Political Science

The book is the first major analysis of parliamentary developments in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. It deals with parliamentary change in the past few decades in a comparative and systematic manner. All four countries have experienced increasing legislative activity. In Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, increased conflict and party conflict competition are also revealed, and the parliaments of the three countries have become more powerful. However, the governments of the three countries have become weaker and more unstable. In Finland, on the other hand, developments have been almost in the opposite direction. The book attempts to explain similarities and differences of parliamentary government in the four Nordic countries.

Britain s modernised civil service

Author: June Burnham
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0333945328
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

This introduction to the historical development, nature, organisation and role of the British Civil Service provides an insight into the importance of a key institution which lies at the heart of the system of government and politics.