Legislative Scholars Should Study Extralegislative Outcomes

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Abstract

Examining total government spending, she finds that coalitions agree to spend more than their single party counterparts, and, further, that the number of ministers with portfolio is unrelated to spending, which refines our understanding of the organizational strength of parties in African legislatures. As legislative scholars, we spend the majority of our efforts studying choices made within parliamentary chambers. These strengths offer great promise for pushing forward scientific research into the legislative roots of extralegislative outcomes - and vice versa - to broaden our collective understanding of those outcomes in particular and the implications of legislative choices and procedures more generally.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLegislative Studies Quarterly
Volume46
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)3-9
Number of pages7
ISSN0362-9805
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

Bibliographical note

Published online: 24 November 2020.

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