Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
British and French Parliaments in Comparative Perspective

British and French Parliaments in Comparative Perspective (Paperback)

£34.99
Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

The representative assembly, or parliament, as it is most widely called, is at once an old, a ubiquitous, and a controversial political institution. In this century it has attracted the criticism of both disillusioned democrats and true believers in the superior representatives of mass movements or of charismatic leaders. Even among its supporters the institution is constantly the object of reform. This book deals with parliament (the generic term for what also may be known as legislature, congress, assembly, diet, or knesset), what it has been and is, what it does and should do, and what may become of it. In a wide-ranging and excellently organized introductory essay, Loewenberg defines the parliamentary institution and discusses its role in modern times. He points out that since its appearance in the Middle Ages, the parliamentary system has been adopted by almost every country, including in recent years the newly independent nations of Africa and the Middle East. This essay is followed by differing and often contradictory views, by American and European scholars, of the role of a parliament.

Issues are defined in the form of examinations of specific parliamentary bodies, such as the House of Commons, the Bundestag, the French Parliament under the Fifth Republic, and the Indian Parliament. Writing from the perspective of different national experiences, the contributors display varied perceptions and expectations of the institution, noting those that sustain it even while they make it controversial. Intended primarily as provocative reading for students of comparative government and comparative political institutions; this book illuminates "one of the most enduring and widely applicable inventions of political man, thus making it also a valuable work for scholars as well as practitioners of the political and party process.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentComparative politicsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesConstitution: government & the state Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 15/05/2010 ISBN-13: 9780202363608  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Printed to order. Despatched in 2-3 weeks.  

Gerhard Loewenberg is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Iowa. He is also the director of the Comparative Legislative Research Center at the University of Iowa. In addition he is the author or editor of numerous books including Parliament in the German Political System and Legislatures: Comparative Perspectives on Representative Assemblies.

More books by Gerhard Loewenberg

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Second Class Available free for ALL orders. No charge for each additional book. 3-7 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Let the People Rule?: Direct ...
(Paperback)
Saskia Pauline Ruth; Yanina Welp;...
 
 
£30.00
 

Currently out of stock

Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela...
(Paperback)
Joyce Marie Mushaben
 
 
£21.99
 

Currently out of stock

The Broken Ladder: The Paradox and...
(Hardback)
Anirudh Krishna
 
 
£23.99
 

Currently out of stock

U.S. Foreign Policy: Back to the...
(Hardback)
Donald M. Snow; Patrick J. Haney
 
 
£80.00
 

Currently out of stock

Latest Blog
ZED Books: The role of the independent publisher in a content-obsessed world
18/08/2017

Indie publisher ZED Books have a radical approach to their books and their company structure. Here, they talk to us about the role independent publishers can play in a world of ever expanding (and less than reliable) information sources.

Blog - J R Wallis on Monsters as Metaphors
16/08/2017

J R Wallis questions the conventional view of monsters as metaphors for the worries we have about the state of the world around us.

#FoylesFive: Creative Women
14/08/2017

Meg from the Web Team tells us why she loves to learn about creative, dynamic women.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd