By Nils Ringe,Jennifer Nicoll Victor,Christopher Jan Carman

ISBN-10: 0472118803

ISBN-13: 9780472118809

Legislative member enterprises (LMOs)—such as caucuses within the U.S. Congress and intergroups within the ecu Parliament—exist in lawmaking our bodies around the globe. not like events and committees, LMOs play no visible, predefined position within the legislative technique. they supply legislators with possibilities to set up social networks with colleagues who percentage universal pursuits. In flip, such networks supply worthwhile possibilities for the effective alternate of policy-relevant—and occasionally in a different way unattainable—information among legislative workplaces. development on vintage insights from the research of social networks, the authors supply a comparative evaluation of LMOs throughout complicated, liberal democracies. In nuanced case experiences of LMOs within the ecu Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the authors depend on a mixture of social community research, subtle statistical equipment, and cautious qualitative research of a big variety of in-depth interviews.

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