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Title: Distributing Chairs and Seats in Committees: A Parliamentary Perspective
Authors: Hansen, ME
Keywords: Parliamentary systems;Committees
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Parliamentary Affairs
Abstract: This article presents an argument for committee assignments based not in the traditional congressional theories, but on elements central to parliamentary systems: government formation. The argument of the article is that it is necessary to include the link between committees and cabinet governance for understanding parliamentary committees. This is tested on 40 years of committee assignments from the Danish parliament. The findings suggest that an approach inspired by a classic portfolio allocation model works best in explaining the distribution of seats and chairs between parties. Shadowing of coalition partners appears to matter little, if at all.
ISSN: 0031-2290
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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