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Not all scrutiny is equal: how parliaments vary in scrutinising the implementation of legislation

De Vrieze, Franklin (2020) Not all scrutiny is equal: how parliaments vary in scrutinising the implementation of legislation. Democratic Audit Blog (26 Mar 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Parliaments can contribute to more accountable governance, not just by questioning government ministers in the chamber, but also by monitoring the implementation and impact of the laws they pass. This post-legislative scrutiny can be divided into four categories: passive, informal, formal and independent forms. Comparatively, parliaments vary according to the extent to which they carry out post-legislative scrutiny. Franklin De Vrieze discusses these variations and argues that to be effective parliaments should both look at the implementation of legislation, its impact and at unintended consequences of some laws. At the time of the Covid-19 crisis, good-quality scrutiny of policies and legislation in all areas, including legislation on public health and government’s response to Covid-19, has become all the more important.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 19:42
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2021 23:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107849

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