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Rethinking 'rubber stamps': Legislative subservience, executive factionalism, and policy-making in the Russian State Duma

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Conventional wisdom views authoritarian legislatures as 'rubber stamps'. According to this model, non-democratic parliaments are entirely subservient to dominant executives, having no influence on the development of policy; as a result, all bills introduced into the legislature become laws without amendment. Although these bodies might perform other functions, they serve – according to this account – a purely ceremonial function in the policy-making process.

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University of Oxford
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2016-09-13

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