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How states plagiarize interest group model bills on manyissues.

Jansa, Joshua and Garrett, Kristin (2015) How states plagiarize interest group model bills on manyissues. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (13 Aug 2015). Website.

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Many lobbying groups from across the ideological spectrum provide assistance to state legislators in drafting bills – but does this practice help the spread of ideas and best practice across the states? In new research which compares the similarity of laws across states, Joshua Jansa and Kristin Garrett find that many bills are highly plagiarized from lobby groups’ model bills. They argue that this ‘copy and paste’ approach to legislation throws the states’ role as ‘laboratories of democracy’ into question.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 16:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:50

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