Comparer les productions législatives:Enjeux et méthodes

Sylvain Brouard, John Wilkerson, Frank R. Baumgartner, Arco Timmermans, Shaun Bevan, Gerard Breeman, Christian Breunig, Laura Chaqués, Christopher Green-Pedersen, Will Jennings, Peter John, Bryan D. Jones, David Lowery

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What are the policy issues on which parliaments produce legislation� This apparently insignificant question has only rarely been studied closely, particularly from a comparative perspective. However, the production of laws is one of the formative elements of a political community and of democratic competition. In this article, our aim is to study the “ attention policy� within the legislative agenda and discuss the methodological challenges. From this perspective, we propose to study three methods of comparing legislative production. Finally, we shall draw lessons from these results and prepare a research agenda.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)381-404
Number of pages24
JournalRevue Internationale de Politique Comparee
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 16 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

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