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2005 | 41 | 3 | 361-373
Article title

PARLIAMENTS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: CHANGING LEGISLATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

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Parliaments emerged as one of the key political institutions in the post-communist transition. Endowed with the significant power they acquired under the old communist constitutions, they were assigned the task of drafting and ratifying the new democratic constitutions in the transition period. Like most other institutions in Central and Eastern Europe, parliaments have undergone important changes in terms of how they function and in relation to their external environment. This article provides an introductory overview of the changing nature of parliaments in the region, focusing on two important areas of legislative studies. The first part of the article looks at the role of parliaments in representation. The second part offers several generalisations about the relationship between parliaments and their respective executive branches. By reviewing these two aspects of legislative process, some insights are also provided into the changing internal workings and procedures of CEE parliaments.
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41
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3
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361-373
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ARTICLE
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  • P. Kopecky, Department of Political Science, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333AK Leiden, The Netherlands
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07CZAAAA03096370
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bwmeta1.element.376456c7-8ef7-3df0-b413-aa3e6a54b398
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