Rebalancing the Constitution: The Challenge of Government Law-Making under MMP
To understand the extent of this change, Ryan Malone explores the difficulties that coalition and minority governments have in controlling government bills compared with single-party governments under first-past-the-post. He pays particular attention to the legislative implications of the government formation process, inter-party competition over policy, the growing independence of select committees, and the general slowing of the parliamentary legislative process.
This highly readable book provides numerous insights into the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government. It will appeal to the specialised reader, as well as to people with a general interest in politics and parliamentary law-making.
Published in January 2008
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