full paper - coimbra business review
... interests or expressing support/discontent for certain policies does not mean that their demands will be met by the
decision-maker or that all the arguments and positions of all
intervening parties will have the same weight in the final
In democratic societies, power is often dispersed int ...
Friend or Foe? Lobbying in British Democracy
... State of the Nation Poll (2006), Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd: London. www.jrrt.org.uk/FINDINGS.pdf
The Power Inquiry, Power to the People: An Independent Inquiry into Britain’s Democracy (London, 2005), p. 163 – 164.
See for example, Hansard Society/Electoral Commission Audit of Engagement 3, ( ...
Chapter One – The Theory of Bicameralism
... voters, who will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to indicate their approval of that Bill. Thus the sort
of referendum that Rann initially proposed, in which voters were to be asked to
choose between multiple options, could not have taken place under the current
constitutional provisions operating in South Austra ...
The European Union: a democratic institution?
... Accident & Emergency Performance: England 2013/14. National and
Unemployment by Constituency, April 2014
High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill[Bill 132-I & 132-II of 201314]
Scrutiny or Secrecy - Parliament of Australia
... the limits of executive accountability to parliament, misunderstanding of the
relationship between intelligence and policy, and the aura of inscrutability which
pervades intelligence and national security matters. Much has been written on the first,
but the other issues have not been subjected to th ...
Youth Engagement and the Age of Majority
... The Western Australian Electoral Commission exists to provide quality, innovative and
accountable electoral services every time for all Western Australians. Functions of the
Electoral Commissioner include promoting research into and public awareness of
electoral matters, and publishing material on t ...
MEPs online: Understanding communication strategies for remote
... 7-8). Alongside information on their day-to-day work, their political ideas and longterm objectives, these visitors are likely to be looking for detailed information on
MEPs’ policy stances and their interventions in debates. They would also be likely to
seek this information in easy to access forma ...
Representation through deliberation The European case
... unfolded along representative-democratic lines but within a government-type
organisation which falls well short of sovereign statehood, but still includes
stronger elements of stateness than a mere transnational governance
arrangement. 8 In that sense we agree with Rittberger and Hix that the EU’s
... The office of the political ombudsman in Jamaica appears to
be quite unique in the Caribbean and was born out of the saga
of political violence in the country.
It is therefore an attempt on the part of both leading parties to
appoint a conciliator to help reduce political terror and
The rol ...
Introduction to Part 1 - Institute for Governance and Policy Studies
... A regulation that is not clearly ‘within the objects and intentions’ 44 of
parliament’s statute will be ruled to be ultra vires, or beyond the authority of the
rule-maker; as a result the regulation, by-law or rule will be declared invalid.
Second, the need for statutory interpretation will be obvio ...
De-Parliamentarisation Re-Considered: `Representation Without
... involvement in EU affairs (i.e. just before the decision in the Council when important issues
have generally already been decided on). And finally, as mentioned above, within the highly
complex decision-making processes at the EU level and the multitude of actors involved,
parliament can only exert ...
... Center Consortia, 63% of all Chileans consider that “your vote can influence events in the
country”. It should be noted that even among
non-registered citizens, this percentage
amounts to 62%. Therefore, citizens consider
their vote as an important tool of influence in
the political system. But the ...
Overview - Create and Use Your home.uchicago.edu Account
... – be influenced more by advertising than in private affairs?
– be influenced more by misinformation than in private affairs?
– conform more than in private affairs (even though voting is
– all of the above are most applicable in large elections
– respond to costs and benefits that are un ...
Disrupting rituals of parliamentary debate: the Indian parliament
... reiterated enactment of, and subscription to, the symbolic value of the ritual’s referents rather
than merely a reflection of a pre-existing consensus on these values. In other words,
notwithstanding the limits on how it can be used instrumentally by some to manipulate the
thoughts and feelings of ...
Articles – Lesson 3: Chartism - History of Parliament Online
... Henry Vincent, who published the newspaper The Western Vindicator. Facing economic difficulties
and with no political voice, many working-class men and women supported the movement in
meetings and petitions.
After the first Chartist petition was rejected in 1839, many in the movement were split abou ...
Stuart England: Crown vs
... service to the official Protestantism of their subjects and their kingdom. This may account for their lack of
responsiveness to, or interest in, the dispute that gradually grew up between the Establishment Church and
You can get some sense of the conflict about causes and motives by go ...
United Kingdom - Spokane Public Schools
... Proportional representation in Northern
Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in their
Mayor of London is now directly elected
for the first time
Parliamentary informatics is the application of information technology to the documentation of legislative activity. The principal areas of concern are the provision, in a form conveniently readable to humans or machines, of information and statistics about: individual legislators particular legislative proposals votes thereon text of legislationParliamentary informatics is carried on both by officials of legislatures and by private for-profit and non-profit actors, with motivations ranging from the administration of parliaments to lobbying and facilitating democratic discourse.The division of activities between official and unofficial activity differs widely between polities, even within a single country. There exists substantial overlap with disciplines such as psephology and, as far as the text of successfully enacted legislation is concerned, legal informatics in general.The use of parliamentary informatics is also a rapidly growing trend in parliamentary monitoring. In a September 2011, joint report from the National Democratic Institute and World Bank Institute, a survey of parliamentary monitoring organisations (PMOs) found that parliamentary informatics are used by approximately 40 percent of PMOs worldwide. The report states, ""These tools can automatically aggregate and organize information from parliamentary websites and other information sources, generate visualizations (such as political finance maps), and create new platforms for citizens to interact with MPs or participate in parliamentary monitoring and policy analysis.""