Legislatures and Parliaments in Comparative Context

Michael Laver

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    This article discusses legislatures and parliaments in a comparative context. The first section begins with a study of parliamentary politics. It then moves on to legislative politics in the separation-of-powers regimes. The final portion of the article revisits this distinction in the context of the different types of empirical technique that can be used to measure policy positions of elected politicians.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Political Economy
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191577437
    ISBN (Print)9780199548477
    StatePublished - Jun 19 2008


    • Comparative context
    • Empirical technique
    • Legislative politics
    • Legislatures
    • Parliamentary politics
    • Parliaments
    • Policy positions
    • Separation-of-powers regimes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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