(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

Noncontiguity and political architecture: the parliaments of small island states

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ANCKAR D. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Political Science, Åbo Academy University, Åbo, FINLANDE


For a population of 31 small island states, this paper explores to what extent geography is reflected in the political architecture of legislatures that these political units choose to apply. It searches for possible effects of territorial noncontiguity on federalism and bicameralism as well as the extent to which parliaments are recruited by means of apportionment and appointment. Although geography does not explain the totality of politics, it does affect the calculations and behaviour of constitution-makers


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 15, no8 [pp. 697-713]

Bibliographic references : 54 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;




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