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De effectiviteit van wetsvoorstellen en amendementen als parlementair wetgevend initiatief

Authors
  • Edi Clijsters
  • Willy Van Schoor
  • Vic Meeusen

Abstract

The relative rate of success of parliamentary vs. governmental legislative initiative is quite different. The examination of one, resp. two full legislative term(s), for amendments, resp. bills introduced, shows that
parliamentary legislative initiative by far exceeds «regular» governmental initiative : in a ratio of 3 to 1 for bills, and of 4 to 1 for amendments.  But the results (i.e. bills and amendments, accepted in both the House and the Senate) are almost inverse : governmental initiative accounts for 76 % of the bills, and for 67 % of the amendments eventually voted. 
The government succeeds in «pushing through» more than 90 % of its own initiatives, whereas parliamentary initiative hardly obtains an overall 10 % realization score. In an interrogative manner, the conclusion points
to a few elements that may account for this situation.

How to Cite:

Clijsters, E. & Van Schoor, W. & Meeusen, V., (1980) “De effectiviteit van wetsvoorstellen en amendementen als parlementair wetgevend initiatief”, Res Publica 22(1-2), p.189-212. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v22i1-2.19388

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29 Jun 1980
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