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The Resource Democracy's privileged few : legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutions, Josh Chafetz

Democracy's privileged few : legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutions, Josh Chafetz

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Democracy's privileged few : legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutions
Title
Democracy's privileged few
Title remainder
legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutions
Statement of responsibility
Josh Chafetz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first to compare the freedoms and protections of members of the United States Congress with those of Britain's Parliament. Placing legislative privilege in historical context, Josh Chafetz explores how and why legislators in Britain and America have been granted special privileges in five areas: jurisdictional conflicts between the courts and the legislative houses, freedom of speech, freedom from civil arrest, contested elections, and the disciplinary powers of the houses. Legislative privilege is a crucial component of the relationship between a representative body and the other participants in government, including the people. In recounting and analysing the remarkable story of how parliamentary government emerged and evolved in Britain and how it crossed the Atlantic, Chafetz illuminates a variety of important constitutional issues, including the separation of powers, the nature of representation, and the difference between written and unwritten constitutionalism. This book will inspire in readers a much greater appreciation for the rise and triumph of democracy
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chafetz, Joshua A.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Constitutional law
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Grondwetten
  • Parlementsleden
  • Bevoegdheden
  • Bescherming
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
  • Immunität
  • Abgeordneter
  • Verfassungsrecht
  • Privileg
  • Großbritannien
  • USA
Label
Democracy's privileged few : legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutions, Josh Chafetz
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lex parliamenti vs. lex terrae -- Political questions and nonjusticiability -- Free speech in Parliament -- Free speech in Congress -- Freedom from civil arrest and legal process for members of Parliament -- Freedom from civil arrest for members of Congress -- Disputed parliamentary elections -- Disputed congressional elections -- Breach of privilege and contempt of Parliament -- Punishment by Congress
Control code
ocn191733879
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300134896
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114f5j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191733879
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Democracy's privileged few : legislative privilege and democratic norms in the British and American constitutions, Josh Chafetz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lex parliamenti vs. lex terrae -- Political questions and nonjusticiability -- Free speech in Parliament -- Free speech in Congress -- Freedom from civil arrest and legal process for members of Parliament -- Freedom from civil arrest for members of Congress -- Disputed parliamentary elections -- Disputed congressional elections -- Breach of privilege and contempt of Parliament -- Punishment by Congress
Control code
ocn191733879
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 307 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300134896
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt114f5j
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191733879
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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