The Unicameral Legislature

This volume offers suggestive information on more phases of the subject than can be found in any other book.

Author: Alvin Walter Johnson

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

ISBN: UOM:39015013519361

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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The Unicameral Legislature was first published in 1938. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.Here is a concise discussion of the movement for one-house legislatures, which began in Ohio and Oregon in 1912, took new impetus when Nebraska adopted the reform in 1934, and grew to striking proportions in 1937 when forty amendments proposing single chambers were considered in twenty-one states.Professor Johnson describes the historical process by which the two-house form was established in America following early experience with a single house, and he discusses the problems that have given rise to current dissatisfaction with the established system.There is a review of unicameralism in England, Canada, and other countries. This volume offers suggestive information on more phases of the subject than can be found in any other book.

Bicameralism

This book examines some fifty countries to ascertain how the chambers of bicameral legislatures interact when they produce legislation.

Author: George Tsebelis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052158972X

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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This book examines some fifty countries to ascertain how the chambers of bicameral legislatures interact when they produce legislation. An understanding of this interaction is essential because otherwise legislative behaviour in each chamber may be unintelligible or incorrectly interpreted. The book employs cooperative game theoretic models to establish that bicameral legislatures, when compared with unicameral legislatures, increase the stability of the status quo and reduce intercameral differences to one privileged dimension of conflict. Non-cooperative game theoretic models are used to investigate the significance of a series of insitutional devices used to resolve intercameral conflict where a bill is introduced, which chamber has the final word, how many times a bill can shuttle between chambers, and whether conference committees are called. Empirical evidence, mainly from the French Republic, is used to evaluate the arguments.

One House for Two

This is a short study of unicameralism in Nebraska. It includes a description of the structure of the Nebraska legislature and of its processes as provided in its rules. The author also considers its personnel.

Author: Adam Carlyle Breckenridge

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001608253

Category: Legislative bodies

Page: 98

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This is a short study of unicameralism in Nebraska. It includes a description of the structure of the Nebraska legislature and of its processes as provided in its rules. The author also considers its personnel.

One House

The one-house legislature remains a unique experiment in American democracy as well as a powerful symbol of Nebraskans’ identity. In a new introduction for this second edition, Berens discusses the recent addition of term limits.

Author: Charlyne Berens

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803235199

Category: History

Page: 231

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When Nebraskans voted to trade in their bicameral, partisan legislature for a one-house, nonpartisan body in 1934, it was a revolutionary decision. George Norris, a U.S. senator from Nebraska, argued that the new institution would be more open, efficient, responsible, and responsive to the people it was meant to serve. An ardent progressive, Norris convinced his fellow Nebraskans that a nonpartisan, unicameral legislature would take power from the elites and return it to the people. One House examines the forces at work behind the unicameral’s creation and chronicles the lawmakers’ struggles to remain true to the populist, progressive vision of its founders and the people of Nebraska. Using historical research, surveys of Nebraskans, and in-depth interviews with senators and legislative observers, Charlyne Berens examines whether the promises that Norris and his fellow unicameral promoters made have held up over the years. The one-house legislature remains a unique experiment in American democracy as well as a powerful symbol of Nebraskans’ identity. In a new introduction for this second edition, Berens discusses the recent addition of term limits.

Unicameral Legislatures

STATE MOVEMENT FOR SINGLE-BRANCH LEGISLATURES ABANDONMENT of the ... the establishment of a unicameral legislature received more than 30,000 votes in a ...

Author: Bryant Putney

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B50434

Category: Legislative bodies

Page: 17

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