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Notwithstanding the fact that among the parliaments of the world, 38 per cent have Second Chambers (67 out of 179), Second Chambers themselves have only rarely been the focus of attention from politicians and have almost totally been ignored by academics. This work sets about examining them.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10.67mm | 367g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138981524
  • 9781138981522

Table of contents

Introduction, Donald Shell; the history of bicameralism, Donald Shell; methods of composition of second chambers, R.L. Borthwick; socio-economic composition and pay and resources in second chambers, Michael Rush; fundamentals of institutional design - the functions and powers of parliamentary second chambers, Samuel C. Patterson and Anthony Mughan; responsibilities of second chambers - constitutional and human rights safeguards, Meg Russell; procedure - a case study of the House of Lords, Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth; dealing with big brother - relations with the first chamber, Roger Scully; the territorial role of second chambers, Meg Russell; the politics of second chamber reform - a case study of the House of Lords and the passage of the House of Lords Act 1999, Michael Cockerell; from one chamber to two - the case of Morocco legislative unicameralism - a global survey and a few case studies, Louis Massicotte; concluding observations, Nicholas D.J. Baldwin.show more