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The expansion of African legislatures threatens to undermine parliaments

Gerzso, Thalia and van de Walle, Nicolas (2022) The expansion of African legislatures threatens to undermine parliaments. Africa at LSE (27 Apr 2022). Blog Entry.

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The number of seats in national legislatures around the world rarely changes. Yet, in Africa, a substantial number of countries have regularly increased the size of their legislatures, particularly in recent years. New research suggests legislative expansion can be linked to the manipulation of executive branches, with Presidents finding it politically useful to expand African legislatures to weaken and/or control it.

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Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 15:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 11:34

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