Legislatures in the Policy Process
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Parliaments in communist party states are usually treated in Western literature as "rubber stamp" institutions that simply approve policies made elsewhere. As such, these bodies do not perform functions of interest articulation, representation, or policy-making that are characteristic of many Western legislatures.
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Mason, David S., "The Polish Parliament and Labor Legislation During Solidarity" Legislatures in the
Policy Process / (1991): 179-200.
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