Parliament and Democracy in the Twenty-first Century

Keywords: Representation – Transparency – Accessibility – Accountability

What do we really mean when we talk about the need of a democratic parliament? This guide published by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) answers this question with five key characteristics which every parliament should have. It should be representative, transparent, accessible, accountable and effective. Those crucial characteristics are closely examined in several chapters.

http://www.ipu.org/splz-e/sp-conf05/democracy-rpt.pdf

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