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Noncontiguity and political architecture: the parliaments of small island states

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

ANCKAR, D.
Dept. of Political Science, Åbo Academy University, Åbo, Finlande


Description :
For a population of 31 small island states, this paper explores to what extent geography is reflected in the political architecture of legislatures that these political units choose to apply. It searches for possible effects of territorial noncontiguity on federalism and bicameralism as well as the extent to which parliaments are recruited by means of apportionment and appointment. Although geography does not explain the totality of politics, it does affect the calculations and behaviour of constitution-makers.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Political geography, issn : 0962-6298, 1996, vol. 15, n°. 8, p. 697-713, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 54 ref.

Date :
1996

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Oxford, Butterworth-Heinemann

Langue :
Anglais
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