Volume 26, Number 1, January 2003

This section is meant to provide LSS members with the basic citation information about journal articles dealing with legislatures. Numerous journals were searched in compiling this list. The major source for this information is CSA Political Science and Government.

American Journal of Political Science

“Minimizing the Risks of Delegation: Multiple Referral in the German Bundescrat,” Alter, Alison B. Alter, 46, 2 (April 2002): 299-315.

 “Partisanship, Blame Avoidance, and the Distribution of Legislative Pork,” Steven J. Balla, Eric D. Lawrence, Forrest Maltzman, and Lee Sigelman, 46, 3, (July 2002): 515-525.

 “On Measuring Partisanship in Roll-Call Voting: The U.S. House of Representatives, 1877-1999,” Gary W. Cox and Keith T. Poole, 46 3 (July 2002): 477-489.    

 “Parliamentary Behavior with Two Principals: Preferences, Parties, and Voting in the European Parliament,” Simon Hix, 46, 3, (July 2002): 688-698.

 “Amateur Legislators–Professional Politicians: The Consequences of Party-Centered Electoral Rules in a Federal System,” Mark P. Jones, Sebastian Saiegh, Pablo T. Spiller, and Mariano Tommasi, 46, 3, (July 2002): 656-669.

 “Plurality Rule, Proportional Representation, and the German Bundestag: How Incentives to Pork-Barrel Differ across Electoral Systems”, Thomas Stratmann and Martin Baur, 46, 3, (July 2002): 506-514.


 “Distributive and Partisan Issues in Agriculture Policy in the 104th House,” Mark S.Hurwitz, Roger J. Moiles and David W. Rohde, 95, 4, (December 2001): 911-922.

 “Out of Step, Out of Office: Electoral Accountability and House Members’ Voting,” Brandice Canes-Wrone, David W. Brady and John F. Cogan,  96, 1, (March 2002): 127-140.

 “The Influence of Party: Evidence from the State Legislatures,” Gerald C. Wright and Brian F. Schaffner,  96, 2, (June 2002): 367-379.


 “The Effect of Legislative Diversity on Agenda Setting: Evidence from Six State Legislatures,Kathleen A. Bratton, 30, 2, (March 2002): 115-142.

 “Home is Where the Heart Is: Congressional Tenure, Retirement, and the Implications for Representation,” David L. Leal, 30, 3, (May 2002): 265-284.

 “Tracking the Filibuster, 1917 to 1996,” Sarah A. Binder, Eric D. Lawrence, and Steven S. Smith, 30, 4, (July 2002): 406-422.

 “Modeling Legislator Decision Making: A Historical Perspective,” Lawrence S. Rothenberg and Mitchell S. Sanders, 30, 3, (May 2002): 235-264.


“Landmarks in the Study of Congress since 1945,” Nelson W. Polsby and Eric Schickler, 5, (2002): 333-367.


 “Discourses of War: The Landscape of Congressional Rhetoric,” Glenn A. Phelps and Timothy S. Boyland, 28, 4, (summer 2002): 641-667.

 ASIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE                            

“Development and Working of Parliaments in South Asia,” Nizam Ahmed, 9, 1, (June 2001): 18-49.


 “Constitutional Agenda-Setting through Discretion in Rule Interpretation: Why the European Parliament Won at Amsterdam,” Simon Hix, 32, 2, (April 2002): 259-280.


“Moving beyond Procedures: An Empirical Analysis of European Parliament Legislative Influence,” Amie Kreppel, 35, 7 (September 2002): 784-813.


“Parliamentary Committees and Parliamentary Government in Bangladesh,” Nizam Ahmed, 10, 1, (March 2001): 11-36.      


Instituicões e política no controle do executivo” (Institutions and Politics in Horizontal Accountability), Argelina Cheibub Figueiredo, 44, 4 (2001): 689-727. (POR) Translated from English by Paulo Garchet.         

“O congresso brasileiro e a distribuição de benefícios sociais no período 1988-1994: uma análise distributivista,”(The Brazilian Congress and the Distribution of Social Benefits during the Period 1988-1994: A Distributist Analysis) Leany Barreiro de S. Lemos,  44, 3 (2001): 561-605. (POR) 


“Reconsidered: ‘Der Mensch ist nicht für den Staat, sondern der Staat für den Menschen da.’ Der Parlamentarische Rat und die Entstehung des Grundgesetzes,” (Reconsidered: “Man Is Not There for the State, but the State for Man.” The Parliamentary Council and the Emergence of the Basic Law), Rolf-Ulrich Kunze, 40, 3 (2001): 383-404. (GER) 


“Der Wissenschaftliche Dienst des Landtags Rheinland-Pfalz,” (The Scientific Service of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Parliament), Lars Brocker, 35, 1, (2002): 131-137 (GER) 


“Legislative Voting Behaviour in the Russian Duma: Understanding the Effect of Mandate,” Frank C. Thames, Jr. Europe-Asia Studies, 53, 6, (September 2001): 869-884. 


“The Size of Second Chambers and European Assemblies,” Rein Taagpera and Steven P. Recchia, 41, 2, (March 2002): 165-185. 


“Para comprender la disciplina de partido en la Cámara de Dipultados de México: el modelo de partido centralizado” (Understanding Party Discipline in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico: The Centralized Party Model), Benito Nacif, 42, 1, (January-March 2002): 5-38. 


“Die Mitte gewinnen–die Mahrheit nicht verlieren. Überlegungen zur Bundestagswahl 2002,” (Winn the Middle–Do Mot Lose the Majority. Deliberations about the Parliamentary Elections of 2002), Klaus Lang, 15, 2, (June 2002): 49-57. (GER) 


“From ‘Organic’ Legislators to ‘Organicistic’ Interpreters: Intellectuals in Yugoslavia and Post-Yugoslav States,” Siniša Maleševi, 37, 1, (winter 2002): 55-75. 

“Selection, Voting and Adjudication: The Politics of Legislative Membership in the Federal Republic of Germany,” Geoffrey K. Roberts, 37, 2, (Spring 2002): 231-249. 


“The Evolution of Legislative Power in Federal Austria,” Carlos de Cueto Nogueras, 66, 1, (January-April 2001): 117-133. 


“Congressional Passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882,” Patrick Fisher and Shane Fisher, 20, 2, (July 2001): 58-74. 


“The Transformation of Legislative Elites: The Cases of Britain and Germany since the 1860s,” Heinrich Best, Valerie Cromwell, Christopher Hausmann and Michael Rush, 7, 3, (autumn 2001): 65-91.         

“Financial Indiscipline in Zambia’s Third Republic: The Role of Parliamentary Scrutiny,” Peter Burnell, 7, 3, (autumn 2001): 34-64. 

“Governing without Surviving?  An Italian Paradox: Law-Making in Italy, 1987-2001,” Giliberto Capano and Marco Giuliana, 7, 4, (winter 2001): 13-36. 

“Party Discipline and Universalism: The Case of Budgeting in Berlin,” Louise K. Davidson-Schmich, 7, 4, (winter 2001): 37-62. 

“‘The Creation of a Devolved Parliament’: An Overview of the Processes and Principles Involved in Establishing the Scottish Parliament,” Paul Grice, 7, 3, (autumn 2001): 1-12. 

“Explaining Partisanship on Special Rules in the Postreform House,” William Hixon and Bryan W. Marshall,  7, 4, (winter 2001): 127-140. 

“Do Ideological Preferences Explain Parliamentary Behaviour?  Evidence from Great Britain and Canada,” Christopher Kam, 7, 4, (winter 2001): 89-126.

“The Establishment of the National Assembly for Wales,” John Lloyd, 7, 4, (winter 2001): 1-12. 

“Inside Rationality: The Division of Labour in a Parliamentary Party Group,” Juri Mykkänen, 7, 3, (autumn 2001): 92-121. 

“Playing by the Rules: The Constraining Hand of Parliamentary Procedure,” Philip Norton, 7, 3, (autumn 2001): 13-33. 

“Party Control in a Committee-Based Legislature? The Case of the European Parliament,” Richard Whitaker, 7, 4, (winter 2001): 63-88. 

“Increasing Parliamentary Control of the Executive? New Instruments and Emerging Effects,” Tom Christensen, Per Laegreid, and Paul G. Roness, 8, 1, (Spring 2002): 37-62. 

“The Northern Ireland Assembly: A New Beginning,” Niall Johnston, 8, 1, (Spring 2002): 1-9. 

“Tories in the Killing Fields? The Fate of Private Members’ Bills in the 1997-2001 Parliament,” Holly Marsh and David Marsh, 8, 1, (Spring 2002): 91-112. 

“Who Participates and Who Is Seen and Not Heard,” Evidence from the Honduran Congress,”           Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson and David J. Sky, 8, 1, (Spring 2002): 10-36. 


“Symbolic Speeches in the U.S. Senate and Their Representational Implications,” Kim Quaile Hill and Patricia A. Hurley, 64, 1 (February 2002): 219-231. 

“Setting the Legislative Agenda: The Dimensional Structure of Bill Cosponsoring and Floor Voting,” Jeffery C. Talbert and Matthew Potoski, 64, 3, (August 2002): 864-891. 


“Congressional Leadership 1965-96: A New Look at the Extremism versus Centrality Debate,” Bernard Grofman, William Koetzle, and Anthony J. McGann, 27, 1, (February 2002): 87-105. 

“Explaining the Role of Restrictive Rules in the Postreform House,” Bryan W. Marshal, 27, 1, (February 2002): 61-85. 

“Executive Decree Authority in Brazil: How Reactive Legislators Influence Policy,” Gary Reich, 27, 1, (February 2002): 5-31. 

“The Color of Their Skin or the Content of Their Behavior: Race and Perceptions of African American Legislators,” Kerry L. Hayney, 2002, 27, 2, (May 2002): 295-314. 

“How to Make Congress Popular,” John R. Hibbing, 27, 2, (May 2002): 219-244. 

“Ideological Distance from the Majority Party and Public Approval of Congress,” David R. Jones, Monika L. McDermott 27, 2, (May 2002): 245-264. 

“Minority Rights and Majority Power: Theoretical Consequences of the Motion to Recommit,” Keith Krehbiel and Adam Meirowitz, 27, 2, (May 2002): 191-217. 

“Midterm Elections and Economic Fluctuations: The Response of Voters over Time,” G. Patrick Lynch, 27, 2, (May 2002): 265-294.

“Northern Democrats and Party Polarization in the U.S. House,” Mark D. Brewer, Mack D. Mariani, Jeffrey M. Stonecash, 27, 3, (August 2002): 423-444. 

“Whistle While You Work: Job Satisfaction and Retirement from the U.S. House,” Samuel H. Fisher III, Rebekah Herrick, 27, 3, (August 2002): 445-457. 

“Electoral Influences on Legislative Behavior in Mixed-Member Systems: Evidence from Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada,” Erik S. Herron, 27, 3, (August 2002): 361-382. 

“Explaining Seat Changes in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1950-98,” Brian Newman and Charles Ostrom, Jr., 27, 3, (August 2002): 383-405. 

“The Emergence of Career Politicians in Post-Communist Democracies: Poland and the Czech Republic,” Goldie Shabad and Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, 27, 3, (August 2002): 333-359. 


“Weak Institutions and Democracy: The Case of the Yemeni Parliament, 1993-97,” Abdu H. Sharif, 9, 1, (March 2002): 82-93. 


“Competing Interests: Democracy, Islamification and Women Politicians in Iran,” Haleh Afshar, 55, 1 (January 2002): 109-118. 

“Women and Constitutional Change in Scotland and Northern Ireland,” Alice Brown, Donaghy, Barnett Tahya, and Elizabeth Meehan, 55, 1, (January 2002): 71-84.                  

“Maintaining a Balance: The Retention of Women as MPS in Scotland,” 55, 1, (January 2002): 85-98. 

“The ‘Femocrat’ Strategy: Expanding the Repertoire of Feminist Activists,” Louise Chappel, 55, 1, (January 2002): 30-42.

“Hitting the Target: Are Labour Women MPS ‘Acting for’ Women?” Sarah Childs, 55, 1, (January 2002): 143-153.            

“Women in the European Parliament,” Jane Freedman, 55, 1, (January 2002): 179-188.         

“Does Size Matter? Critical Mass and New Zealand’s Women MPS,” Sandra Grey, 55, 1, (January 2002): 19-29.         

“Women’s Place in ‘Male’ Space: Gender and Effect in Parliamentary Contexts,” Karen Ross, 55, 1, (January 2002): 189-201.         

“The Representation of Women in Australia: Meaning and Make-Believe,” Marian Sawer, 55, 1, (January 2002): 5-18. 

“Mainstreaming in Westminster and Whitehall: From Labour’s Ministry for Women to the Women and Equality Unit,” Judith Squires and Mark Wickham-Jones, 55, 1, (January 2002): 57-70.                   

“Parliament: Mostly Continuity, but More Change Than You’d Think,” Philip Cowley, Mark Stuart, 55, 2, (April 2002): 271-286. 

“Parliament and Government: An Annotated Bibliography of Government,” Michael Rush, 55, 2, (April 2002): 416-431. 


“Devolution and Equality of Representation in the United Kingdom: A Constitutional Mess?” Ron Johnston, Charles Pattie, and David Rossiter, 73-2, (April-June 2002): 158-171. 


“Predicting Legislative Output in the First One-Hundred Days, 1897-1995,” John Frendreis, Raymond Tatalovich, and John Schaff, 54, 4, (December 2001): 853-870. 

“A Bicameral Perspective on Legislative Retirement: The Case of the Senate,” Jeffrey L. Bernstein and Jennifer Wolak, 55, 2, (June 2002): 375-390. 

POLITICAL STUDIES                                                                            

“Shifting the Balance? Parliament, the Executive and the British Constitution,” Matthew Flinders, 50, 1, (March 2002): 23-42. 

“American Indian Policy in Committee: Structure, Party, Ideology, and Salience,” Charles C. Turner, 29-3 (September 2001): 400-448.                                                         


“The Contemporary Presidency: Parties, Process, and Presidential Power: Learning from Confirmation Politics in the U.S. Senate,” Gary J. Andres, 32, 1, (March 2002): 147-156. 

“Coalition Building and Overcoming Legislative Gridlock in Foreign Policy, 1947-98,” 32, 1, (March 2002): 67-83. 


“Live Bureaucrats and Dead Public Servants: How People in Government Are Discussed on the Floor of the House,” Thad E. Hall, 62, 2, (March-April 2002): 242-251.                  


“Congressional Dominance and the International Trade Commission,” James M. DeVault, 110, 1-2, (January 2002): 1-22. 

“Searching for Symptoms of Political Shirking: Congressional Foreign Travel,” 110, 1-2, (January 2002): 173-191. 


“American Indian Policy in Committee: Structure, Party, Ideology, and Salience,” Charles C. Turner, 29, 3, (September 2001): 400-448.

“Evaluating Changes in Florida’s Legislative Process: Innovative Rules and Conservative Norms,” Abrey Jewett, 30, 1, (May 2002): 40-68.


“Self-Reported Legislator Ideology versus Interest Group Ratings,” Grant Reeher, 34, 2, (winter 2001): 231-240.  


“Verfassungspoker im Bundesrat.  Zur umstrittenen Bundesratsabstimmung vom 22. März 2002,” (Constitutional Poker in the Bundesrat.  On the Disputed Bundesrat Vote on 22 March 2002), Hartmut Bauer, 38, 2, (June 2002): 70-82. (GER) 

“Der Streit um das Zuwanderungsgesetz. Willensbildung und Entscheidungsfindung im Bundesrat,” (The Controversy over the Immigration Law. Consensus Building and Decision Making in the Bundesrat), Jürgen Jakewitz, 38, 2, (June 2002): 83-92. (GER) 


“Putting a Human Face on Proportional Representation: Early Experiences in Scotland and Wales,” Thomas Lundberg, 38, 4, (Spring 2002): 271-283. 


“Vertegenwoordiging in vrouwelijk meervoud Bahartiging van vrouwenbelangen en ‘vrouwelijke’ vertegenwoordiging in het Vlaams Parlement, 1995-1999 (Representing Women and ‘Female’ Representation in the Flemish Parliament, 1995-1999), Karen Celis, 43, 4, (DUT 2001): 571-594.         

“Do Quotas Matter? Positive Actions in the Belgian Parliament,” Mercedes Diaz Mateo, 44, 1, (2002): 49-72.         


“Race and Environmental Voting in the U.S. Congress,” Paul Mohai and David Kershner, 83, 1, (March 2002): 167-189.                   


“Single-Member Districts and the Representation of Women in American State Legislatures: The Effects of Electoral System Change,” James D. King, 2, 2, (summer 2002): 161-175.

“State Legislative Campaign Finance Research: A Review Essay,” Graham P. Ramsden, 2, 2, (Summer 2002): 176-198.


“Bør parlamentariske regjeringer ha ubegrenset oppløsningsrett? (Should the Dissolution Power of Parliamentary Governments Be Unrestricted?), Bjørn Erik Rasch, 104, 1, (Swe 2001): 29-52.


“Weather and Legislation: The Effect of Drought and Flood on Water Laws,” Charles R. Britton and Richard K. Ford, 38, 4, (October 2001): 503-514.


“Gender, Power, and Peace: A Preliminary Look at Women in  the Northern Ireland Assembly,” Kimberly Cowell-Meyers, 23, 3, (2001): 55-88.

“Do Differences Matter? Women Members of Congress and the Hyde Amendment,” Dena Levy, Charles Tien, and Rachelle Avad, 23, 1-2, (2001): 105-127.

“Research on Women in Legislatures: What Have We Learned, Where Are We Going?, Michele Swers, 23, 1-2, (2001): 167-185.


Zwischen Gleichstellung und traditioneller Rollenorientierung. Ausschusspräferenz von Politikerinnen in Parlamenten Westeauropas,” (Between Equality and Traditional Role Orientations: Committee Preferences of Female Politicians in West European Parliaments)), Sabine Lemke-Müller, 33, 1, (March 2002): 99-114. (GER)

“Der Asschuss für Wirtschaft and Technologie des Deutschen Bundestages-Arbeitsweise und Bedeutung,” (The Committee for Economics and Technology of the German Federal Parliament-Function and Meaning), Annette Mann and Ekkehard Münzing, 33, 1, (March 2002): 80-99 (GER)

“Forbiden für eine Bundestratsreform? Lehren aus den Erfahrungen der Verfassungspraxis Zweiter Kammern,” (Models for Bundestrat Reform? Lessons from the Experience of Constitutional Practice by the Second Chamber), Roland Sturm, 33, 1, (March 2002): 166-179.  (GER)


“Zur Legimation des Bonner Grundgesetzes-Das Selbstverständnis des Parlamentarischen Rates wider die Kritik” (On the Legitimation of Bonn’s Constitutional Law-Self-Conception of the Parliamentary Council against Criticism), Angela Bauer-Kirsch, 49, 2, (June 2002): 171-197 (GER)

“Informative Intelligenz, Informationsverantwortung und Recht auf Informationsentzug: Zur Diskussion um Parlamentsreform and Öffentlichkeit,” (Informative Intelligence, Information Responsibility and the Right to Information Withdrawl: The Discussion around Parliament Reform and the Public), Ulrich Metzger and Stefan Dehnert, 49, 1, (March 2002): 36-55. (GER)



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