Social Action and Institution Building in the Three Houses of the Australian Parliament: The Work of Parliamentary CommitteesBy: Grant Jones (author)Hardback
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DescriptionThe analysis in this book takes up the possibilities inherent in the new institutionalism to apply social theory. It applies a traditional structural functionalist perspective to develop role types that describe parliamentary action, and then validates those role types empirically. This is the first time that structuration theory has been explicitly applied to any parliament, and the first time social analysis has been used to understand the conduct of the Australian houses of parliament.
About AuthorGrant Jones is Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University, Australia.
ContentsList of Tables; List of Figures; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The Observatory for Institution Building; 3. Conceptualizing the Social Influence of Backbenchers; 4. Questions of Methodology; 5. The Institutional Influence on Behaviour; 6. Emergent Roles of Members; 7. Institutional Pressures and Role Formation; 8. Strategies and Committee Significance; 9. Case Studies of the Nine Committees; 10. Individual Role and Collective Behaviour; 11. Shaping the Institution; Appendix 1: Interview Schedule; Appendix 2: A Description of the Factional Structure Within the Major Parties at the Time of This Study; Bibliography; Index.
- publication date: 23/01/2007
- ISBN13: 9780773457409
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 362
- ID: 9780773457409
- ISBN10: 0773457402
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