Assessing legislation: A manual for legislators

lawmaking – legislators' role – reading a bill – legislative theory/methodology – enacting legislation

The discourse about legislation rests on many considerations. Many books discuss how legislation arises out of the competing claims of interest groups, of Party, of constituency, speaking in the voice of power. This manual, by contrast, focuses on the claims in title of the public interest, speaking in the voice of reason and experience. In short, this manual aims to empower you, as one of a small handful of people, constitutionally-entrusted with your nation’s legislative power, to carry out the law-jobs essential for transforming the existing institutions

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