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Two houses: legislative studies and the Atlantic divide

Martin, Shane G. (2008) Two houses: legislative studies and the Atlantic divide. PS: Political Science & Politics, 41 (3). pp. 557-565. ISSN 1537-5935

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Legislative scholars have a history of stepping back occasionally to examine the development and state of the sub-discipline (Budge 1973; Gamm and Huber 2002; Loewenberg, Patterson, and Jewell 1985; Mezey 1993; Morris-Jones 1983; Pasquino 1973; Patterson 1989). Many of these existing reviews, although valuable, are predominantly of a qualitative and subjective nature and are, in most cases, now dated. This paper provides a bibliometrical analysis of the state of legislative studies in the United States and Europe by exploring the content of eight political science journals. I looked at six general political science journals, three originating in the United States and three in Europe, as well as the content of two legislative studies journals—the American-based Legislative Studies Quarterly and the British-based Journal of Legislative Studies.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Legislative studies; Parliamentary studies; Congress Comparative legislatures;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
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Copyright Information:Copyright © The American Political Science Association 2008
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:700
Deposited On:30 Oct 2008 17:49 by Shane Martin. Last Modified 04 Nov 2016 09:27

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