From Legislation to Legitimation: The Role of the Portuguese Parliament
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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1st day 2nd day 3rd day absolute majority period actually agenda Alberto Martins analysis approved Assembleia da Republica became Braga da Cruz budget see bibliography Cavaco Silva cent chamber changes chapter clear committees of inquiry constitution decisional decree-laws defences of consideration delegation of powers democratic discussion dissent elected electoral Estado Estado Novo final vote four legislatures government's Helena Torres Marques II-C institution interpellation introduced legitimation Leston-Bandeira Lisbon Lobo Antunes Magalhaes majoritarian Motions of confidence Norton number of amendments number of MPs opposition PGs organisation parliamentary activity parliamentary group Parliamentary papers parliamentary practice particular party petitions Philip Norton plenary Plenum policy-making Portugal Portuguese parliament presented president proportion PSD MP questions ratifications rationalisation regulation Repiiblica reporting the debates representative Requerimentos request Rui Machete scrutiny second reading shows special debates specific SUPL suplemento Table total number VI legislature VII legislature