Studien zur Neuen Politischen Ökonomie

Parliaments and Legislative Activity

Motivations for Bill Introduction

Authors: Brunner, Martin

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Martin Brunner aims at solving the puzzle of why opposition parties or government backbenchers propose legislation even though the chance to influence policy outcomes in this manner is almost nil. He argues that instead of influencing policies directly most parliamentary bills serve different purposes: They are used in order to signal own policy positions and to show alternatives to government policies. Or they point at topics that rank high on the public agenda but low on the government agenda. They can also be a means for individual Members of Parliament to build up an independent personal profile. Using formal models and comparative empirical evidence from Belgium, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom the author shows that parliamentary initiatives of opposition and backbenchers are not simply “much ado about nothing”, but the result of vote-seeking motivations.

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Martin Brunner is currently working as a researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Mannheim.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Puzzle of Parliamentary Bill Introduction

    Brunner, Martin

    Pages 9-33

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  • Parliamentary Bills as Party Policy Signals

    Brunner, Martin

    Pages 34-66

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  • Public Opinion and Parliamentary Activities

    Brunner, Martin

    Pages 67-112

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  • Private Members’ Bills between Party and Constituency

    Brunner, Martin

    Pages 113-152

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  • Conclusion

    Brunner, Martin

    Pages 153-159

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Softcover 67,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parliaments and Legislative Activity
Book Subtitle
Motivations for Bill Introduction
Authors
Series Title
Studien zur Neuen Politischen Ökonomie
Copyright
2013
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-19612-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-19612-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-19611-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 164
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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