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