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Evolution of Parliamentary Institutions in the Baltic States Emergence and Development of Parliaments in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Author(s)
S. Kydyralieva
Keywords
Baltic States, Parliament, Riigikogu, Saeima, Seimas
Kydyralieva, S., (2018). Evolution of Parliamentary Institutions in the Baltic States Emergence and Development of Parliaments in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, MANAS Journal of Social Studies (MJSR), 07 (04), pp: 663-676
Abstract
This article is a work of comparative parliamentary study which focuses on legislatures of the Baltic States. It looks at parliamentary institutions of Estonia, Riigikogu : Latvia, Saeima and Lithuania, Seimas using the historical approach of analysis and comparative method. The paper analyses the historical evolution and development of parliaments of Baltic nations dividing it into two parts. The first part of this paper considers the period from 1917 to 1940 and gives precise information about the emergence and activities of Riigikogu, Saeima and Seimas. The last part of the paper will look at the parliamentary experience of respective countries after the 1990s. In addition to comparative analysis of parliaments and parliamentary experience of the Baltic States, the paper gives a brief analysis of historical processes and political developments of these countries. This paper is an original comparative case study and aims to expose workings of legislative and parliamentary mechanisms in the Baltic States. The other aim of this paper is to show Baltic regional cooperation and collaboration through parliamentary institutions.
References
Dr. Saltanat Kydyralieva
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