Parliamentary questions: comparative analysis of the Municipal Affairs Committees in Central America and the Dominican Republic

This research paper, titled “Parliamentary questions: comparative analysis of the Municipal Affairs Committees in Central America and the Dominican Republic”, analyzes the questioning behavior in presidential systems without legislative majorities – divided government –, from the theoretical perspective of the relations between the Executive and the Legislative Power. In order to evaluate the performance of … [Read more…]

Parliamentary effectiveness: Coalitional incentives and restrictions in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

This paper, which is part of a larger research, analyzes the legislative performance in the Parliaments of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, by studying legislative productivity and the effectiveness of parliamentary control, the formal and informal incentives that determine the exercise of the parliamentary opposition and their relations with the Executive Power. This research will therefore … [Read more…]