Romania: an ambivalent parliamentary opposition

Gherghina, S. and Chiru, M. (2018) Romania: an ambivalent parliamentary opposition. In: De Giorgi, E. and Ilonszki, G. (eds.) Opposition Parties in European Legislatures: Conflict or Consensus? Series: Routledge studies on political parties and party systems. Routledge: Abingdon, pp. 191-209. ISBN 9781138674875

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In recent years an increasing number of scholars have analyzed the workings of the Romanian Parliament focusing on individual legislative behavior topics ranging from voting cohesion (Coman 2012; Gherghina and Chiru 2014) toco-sponsorship patterns (Neamtu 2011; Chiru and Neamtu 2012) and constituency service (Chiru 2015). Another substantive body of scholarship concentrated on the MPs' attitudes, more specifically on their views on party discipline (Stefan et al 2012), representation roles (Chiru and Enyedi 2015), or their willingness to stand for re-election (Chiru et al 2013). In contrast, little work has been done on opposition behavior in Romania. The scarce scholarship looked mostly at no confidence motions and investiture votes (Stan and Vancea 2014; Stan 2015; Chiva 2015). This chapter makes a step in this direction and seeks to understand the voting behavior, legislative initiative and scrutiny of the opposition in Romania between 2007 and 2011.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and Chiru, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics

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