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Parliaments, Citizens and Democracy in Scandinavia : A Comparative Audit,9780415626279
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Parliaments, Citizens and Democracy in Scandinavia : A Comparative Audit

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780415626279

ISBN10:
0415626277
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/11/2015
Publisher(s):
Routledge
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Summary

This book seeks to provide a systematic and systematically comparative evaluation of the links between parliaments, parliamentarians and citizens in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. It provides critical insights not only into the dynamics of representative democracy but also into the reputation of the Scandinavian states for transparent decision-making. Based on the premise that good democratic practice involves a parliament that is open and responsive to the citizenry, the primary aim of the book is to examine the extent to which parliamentary practice in Scandinavia is democratic. A rudimentary legislative audit is conducted in which the relationship between parliament and citizens is assessed with respect to three core values visibility, accessibility and permeability. The approach is comparative throughout and based on a wide range of documentary, statistical and interview material. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Nordic politics, legislative studies and comparative politics.


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