Democracy's Privileged Few: Legislative Privilege and Democratic Norms in the British and American…

Kobo ebook | January 1, 2007

byChafetz, Josh

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This book is the first to compare the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. Placing legislative privilege in historical context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and America have been granted special privileges in five areas: jurisdictional conflicts between the courts and the legislative houses, freedom of speech, freedom from civil arrest, contested elections, and the disciplinary powers of the houses.

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This book is the first to compare the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. Placing legislative privilege in historical context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and America have been granted special privileges in five areas: jurisdictional conflict...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300134894

ISBN - 13:9780300134896

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