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dc.contributor.authorFessha YT
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-11T16:38:21Z
dc.date.available2020-02-11T16:38:21Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1359-7566
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2019.1690997
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13597566.2019.1690997
dc.identifier.urihttps://bia.unibz.it/handle/10863/12192
dc.description.abstractSouth Africa, a country that does not recognize itself as a federation, has established a second chamber that is probably ideal for legislative intergovernmental relations. The National Council of Provinces is explicitly mandated to represent provincial interests. This is so both in terms of composition and the authority it enjoys in influencing national legislation. This article argues that the functioning of the second chamber tells a different story. The South African experience reveals that a properly designed second chamber may not deliver the desired result of facilitating legislative intergovernmental relations owing to internal operational rules that do not allow subnational governments to properly consider a bill, formulate a mandate that reflect subnational concerns and instruct their delegation to vote accordingly. Intergovernmental relations, as a result, continues to be the domain of the executive, denying the federation the benefit of an institution for intergovernmental relations that is open to public scrutiny.en_US
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoenen_US
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dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.titleSecond chamber as a site of legislative intergovernmental relations: An African federation in comparative perspectiveen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.updated2020-02-11T16:34:00Z
dc.language.isiEN-GB
dc.journal.titleRegional & Federal Studies
dc.description.fulltextopenen_US


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