POSTS BY Johannes Bethge

Bicameralism and its Discontents

Parliamentary second chambers are a common, yet peculiar feature of constitutions worldwide. Their diversity of design and the assorted roles they play in majoritarian democracies are reason enough for a comparative analysis, but there is more: Bicameralism – and its discontents – is in the air. Countries within and outside of Europe have recently made attempts to reform or abolish their respective upper houses. We have asked distinguished scholars from all of these nations to provide us with accounts of the debates in their countries.

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Evident daneben: eine Antwort auf Holm Putzke

Wenn Juristen überhaupt auf die empirischen Wissenschaften zurückgreifen, tun sie das meistens, um ihre Rechtsansicht zu untermauern. Häufig nutzen sie empirische Erkenntnisse daher – bewusst oder unbewusst – nur selektiv; die Auswahl der Quellen wird hingegen nicht thematisiert. Lawyers, könnte man angelehnt an Andrew Lang sagen, „use statistics in the same way that a drunk […]

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