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Parliamentary committee influence on foreign policy decisions : an examination of case studies from West Germany, Canada, and Australia

Patz, Guenther


Leading analysts in the field of foreign policy in a parliamentary democracy have long argued that Parliament can have no significant impact on foreign policy. This thesis, through case studies of one part of the parliamentary system - the Foreign Affairs Committees - argues the contrary view that legislatures have actually exerted important influence on external policies, albeit in exceptional cases. The thesis further seeks to derive some empirically valid generalisations concerning...[Show more]

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Date published: 1977
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d626e7166088


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