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.

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.

Eine Lobrede f r Politiker

Author: Kari Palonen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663098546
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Social Science

Max Webers Politik aus Beruf ist aktuell als Thematisierung des Politikbegriffs und Verteidigung des Typus Politiker. Die Schrift wird hier historisch und rhetorisch neu gelesen.

Britain s Modernised Civil Service

Author: June Burnham
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0333945336
Release Date: 2008-03-15
Genre: Political Science

This comprehensively revised replacement volume for Robert Pyper's popular text The British Civil Service explains and assesses the impact on the civil service of the historic Whitehall unitary model, the New Public Management of Thatcher and Major and the modernisation agenda of the Blair government. It provides a broad-ranging introduction to the civil service today and of the demands and pressures it faces from political leaders, policy-makers and citizen-users within the multi-governmental context of devolution and EU membership.