A Scandinavian-Style Assembly?
By (author) David Arter
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Scottish Parliament by David Arter
Book DescriptionThis book is unique in analysing the new Scottish Parliament from a systematically comparative perspective. Its basic premise is that since devolution in 1999 Scotland can be considered a Scandinavian-style democracy with several features of a Scandinavian-style parliament. The basic research question, therefore, is: 'Has the Scottish Parliament in its first four-year term manifested a Scandinavian-style politics in the sense that there has been a high incidence of inter-party negotiation within Parliament?' The architects of the Scottish Parliament saw the committees as the motor of a 'new politics' and gave them extensive powers. Outside Austria, only the Swedish and Icelandic committees have comparable powers. Accordingly, the study sets out to describe and analyse the workings of the committees in the Scottish, Swedish and Icelandic Parliaments. The concluding chapter also discusses the operation of the Danish, Finnish and Norwegian committees.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714655673
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Arter
Scandinavian Politics Today, Paperback (December 2015)
A high-quality textbook which has earned a strong reputation and is cited by senior academics and undergraduates alike. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to view Nordic politics and policy-making in a wider comparative perspective.
Democracy in Scandinavia, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by David Arter
This book breaks new ground in challenging the established status of the Scandinavian countries as consensual democracies
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