From Legislation to Legitimation: The Role of the Portuguese Parliament

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Psychology Press, 2004 - Political Science - 184 pages
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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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Contents

Description of the Portuguese context
18
The Portuguese parliament in context
36
a case study
103
from legislative oriented
142
Bibliography
157
Index
181
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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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