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: 9781782389552
Release Date: 2016-01-30
Genre: Political Science

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.

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.

The Politics of Dissensus

Author: Kari Palonen
Publisher: Ed. Universidad de Cantabria
ISBN: 9788481027051
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Philosophy

The Politics of Dissensus inverts the traditional perspective on the study of parliamentary politics by focusing on its less obvious and less well-known aspects. Dissensus instead of consensus becomes the condition for the intelligibility of parliamentary politics. Such politics is indebted to the rhetorical culture of addressing issues from opposite perspectives and debating the alternatives pro et contra: no motion is approved without a thorough examination of, and confrontation among, imaginable alternatives. Establishing the openness of political debating, parliamentarism has become a distinctive historical contribution to the rise of parliamentary democracy. Parliament in Debate refers to the paradigmatic institution for political deliberation, the debates surrounding its legislative activity, as well as the supervision of government and administration. Parliament has become a fascinating object of scrutiny as a political institution adopted and developed by different political traditions. In a nutshell, the book retrieves the study of parliamentary politics to present political theory and action in the parliamentary mode. It is a book on the relevance of parliamentarism to the study of politics and a book on the comparative conceptual and institutional history of parliamentary politics. The Politics of Dissensus: Parliament in Debate is the outcome of an international team of contributors coordinated by two ongoing research projects, relying on a long-lasting international cooperation, namely the Academy of Finland project The Politics of Dissensus and the Spanish National Research Fund projects The Rhetorics of Democracy and The Civic Constellation.

Constitutionalism and the Separation of Powers

Author: M. J. C. Vile
ISBN: 0865971757
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Law

Vile traces the history of the doctrine from its rise during the English Civil War, through its development in the eighteenth century -- through subsequent political thought and constitution-making in Britain, France, and the United States.

The Parliamentary Mandate

Author: Marc van der Hulst
Publisher: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISBN: 9789291420568
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Legislators

Undersøgelse af parlamentsmandatet baseret på svar på IPU-spørgeskema fra 134 parlamenter. Svarene er sammenlignet systematisk med de respektive forfatninger, lovgivning og parlamentsforretningsordener.

In Debate with Kari Palonen

Author: Claudia Wiesner
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
ISBN: 3848715023
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Political science

In Debate with Kari Palonen is a collection of 48 essays written by scholars from a great variety of research fields. All essays discuss the scientific contributions of the Finnish political scientist Kari Palonen, from his views on political thought to the understanding of conceptual change and the study of politics as an activity. The essays critically engage with Palonen's arguments and explore their implications in the diverse domains of the social sciences and humanities. The first section of the book raises theoretical questions about the relationship between political theory and conceptual history, as well as the extension of the latter to other disciplines. The second section looks at past and contemporary political institutions, processes and constellations through the lenses of Palonen's oeuvre and thought. Here, particular emphasis is placed on politics as a concept and as an activity. The third section discusses the idea of plural histories, contingencies and intellectual engagements. This includes reflections situating Palonen within wider debates in the social sciences and humanities as well as identifying shifts in his work as it has developed. In Debate with Kari Palonen thus provides students and scholars alike with an exciting opportunity to observe cross-generational intellectual reactions to some of the many ideas and debates Palonen has initiated or contributed to.

Patterns of Democracy

Author: Arend Lijphart
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300172027
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Political Science

In this updated and expanded edition of his classic text, Arend Lijphart offers a broader and deeper analysis of worldwide democratic institutions than ever before. Examining thirty-six democracies during the period from 1945 to 2010, Lijphart arrives at important—and unexpected—conclusions about what type of democracy works best. Praise for the previous edition: "Magnificent. . . . The best-researched book on democracy in the world today."—Malcolm Mackerras, American Review of Politics "I can't think of another scholar as well qualified as Lijphart to write a book of this kind. He has an amazing grasp of the relevant literature, and he's compiled an unmatched collection of data."—Robert A. Dahl, Yale University "This sound comparative research . . . will continue to be a standard in graduate and undergraduate courses in comparative politics."—Choice

Global Parliamentary Report

Author: Greg Power
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: UCBK:C111883047
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science

Parliaments perform vital roles in a democracy. Their authority rests on their ability to represent and articulate the interests of citizens in ways that no other institution can. However, in a complex and fast-moving environment, many parliaments are having to change the way that they perform in order to retain their legitimacy and relevance. This publication seeks to provide an overarching analysis of the state of parliaments worldwide. The central theme of this report is the changing relationship between parliaments and citizens. While emphasizing the diversity among parliaments, it looks in particular at reforms designed to enhance this relationship. This report benefits from inputs from parliaments, parliamentarians, parliamentary development practitioners and academics. The annex contains key statistical data on parliaments.

The Scottish Political System Since Devolution

Author: Paul Cairney
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 9781845403393
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Genre: Political Science

This book presents a narrative of Scottish politics since devolution in 1999. It compares eight years of coalition government under Scottish Labour and the Scottish Liberal Democrats with four years of Scottish National Party minority government. It outlines the relative effect of each government on Scottish politics and public policy in various contexts, including: high expectations for ‘new politics’ that were never fully realised; the influence of, and reactions from, the media and public; the role of political parties; the Scottish Government’s relations with the UK Government, EU institutions, local government, quasi-governmental and non-governmental actors; and, the finance available to fund policy initiatives. It then considers how far Scotland has travelled on the road to constitutional change, comparing the original devolved framework with calls for independence or a new devolution settlement. The book draws heavily on information produced since 1999 by the Scottish Devolution Monitoring project (which forms one part of the devolution monitoring project led by the Constitution Unit, UCL) and is supplemented by new research on public policy, minority government, intergovernmental relations and constitutional change.

Elections as Instruments of Democracy

Author: G. Bingham Powell
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300080166
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Political Science

This text explores elections as instruments of democracy. Focusing on elections in 20 democracies over the last 25 years, it examines the differences between two visions of democracy - the majoritarian vision and the proportional influence vision.

First Among Equals

Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330461894
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Fiction

First Among Equals is an exciting political drama, by master storyteller, Jeffrey Archer. In the 1960s, four ambitious new MPs take their seats at Westminster. Over three decades they share the turbulent passions and upheavals of the race for power with their wives and families, men and women caught up in a dramatic game for the highest stakes of all. But only one man can gain the ultimate goal - the office of Prime Minister . . . 'We haven't had a better novel about Parliament since Anthony Trollope' Scotsman 'Another example of the author's mastery of the pure art of storytelling' Daily Telegraph

Constitutional Reform Act 2005

Author: Great Britain
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0105407054
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

An Act to make provision for modifying the office of Lord Chancellor, and to make provision relating to the functions of that office; to establish a Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and to abolish the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords; to make provision about the jurisdiction of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the judicial functions of the President of the Council; to make other provision about the judiciary, their appointment and discipline. Explanatory notes have been produced to assist in the understanding of this Act and are available separately (ISBN 0105604054). Royal assent, 24th March 2005. With Correction Slip dated August 2007. Partially repealed by SI 2015/700 (ISBN 9780111133491)