This thesis examines the factors that contribute to the resilience of the institution of the legislature in emerging democracies. Although an institutionalized legislature is a defining attribute of all established democracies, the vast literature on democratization pays scant attention to this key institution in emerging democracies. Apart from a few exceptions, most literature on legislatures is based on the established democracies, particularly the United States and Europe. Only a handful of...[Show more]
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