The handbook of national legislatures : a global survey / M. Steven Fish, Matthew Kroenig
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
viii, 800 p. ; 27 cm
Assesses the strength of the national legislature of every country in the world with a population of at least a half-million inhabitants. The Legislative Powers Survey (LPS) is a list of thirty-two items that gauges the legislature's sway over the executive, its institutional autonomy, its authority in specific areas and its institutional capacity. Data were gathered by means of a vast international survey of experts, extensive study of secondary sources and painstaking analysis of constitutions and other relevant documents. Individual country chapters provide answers to each of the thirty-two survey items, supplemented by expert commentary and relevant excerpts from constitutions.
Introduction -- Country studies -- Comprehensive lists of country scores -- List of expert consultants