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When parliaments’ second chambers are reformed and the implications for democracy

Vercesi, Michelangelo (2019) When parliaments’ second chambers are reformed and the implications for democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (13 Aug 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In recent years there have been several attempts by Western European governments to reform second chambers, including in the UK, though the majority of proposals have failed to pass. Michelangelo Vercesi assesses the conditions when such reforms are proposed, and finds that they are often instigated during times of democratic strain when the governing party wishes to reduce the number of veto players. However, the reforms tend to fail when there is not a broad consensus for the proposals, which has implications for considering when a democracy is able to instigate reforms.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 20:51
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108018

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