From Legislation to Legitimation

From Legislation to Legitimation : The Role of the Portuguese Parliament

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This book is unique as the only book on the Portuguese parliament in English. The Portuguese parliament is a valuable case study to understand the different stages of development of a newly democratic parliament. From Legislation to Legitimation shows that, as democracy developed, the role of the Portuguese parliament changed considerably. Whereas in the first years of democracy the Assembleia da Republica was centred on its legislative role, during the second decade its legitimation role expanded, making scrutiny parliament's main function.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 381g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138993174
  • 9781138993174

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Analytical Framework 2. Description of the Portugese Context 3. The Portugese Parliament in Context 4. Development of Parliament's Role in Policy-making: Towards a 'Western Model' 5. Towards a New Role: Developing Mechanisms of Legitimation 6. The Budget: A Case Study Conclusion
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About Cristina Leston-Bandeira

Cristina Leston-Bandeira is a lecturer in legislative studies at the University of Hull. She has established herself as the leading expert on the Portuguese parliament. Her research interests also include new parliaments and the use of the internet by parliament.
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