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Publication date: 4 May 2018

Ainol Mardhiah, Dadang Rakhmat Hidayat, Agus Rahmat and Nuryah Asri Sjafirah

Purpose – This study aims to explore the composition of women parliament members in provincial parliament in Aceh Province.Design/Methodology/Approach – The study which…

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Purpose – This study aims to explore the composition of women parliament members in provincial parliament in Aceh Province.

Design/Methodology/Approach – The study which applied qualitative approach. The data were collected through interviews, observations and documentation study.

Finding – The findings show that the DewanPerwakilan Rakyat Aceh (DPRA) (provincial parliament) women representative are not in line with the order of election Regulation No. 12 the year 2003 which state should be an “affirmative action” or reaches about 30% of total members. In addition, ironically that women are not playing important and strategic roles, such as a chairman, deputy chairman, in each commission, discussion division, budgeting division, and regulation division. The biggest challenge of women parliament members in campaigning their rights and responsibilities at the parliament so that they would be improved in quality and capacity, as well communication and personal knowledge. Furthermore, building stronger linkages internally and externally (political parties, fraction, and all other parliament members), and (stakeholders, peer groups, NGOs, academics, expert etc).

Practical Implications – The solutions offered in this paper can be of concern to all parliamentarians to be able to provide equal opportunities for women legislative members in a strategic position in parliament.

Originality/Value – In addition to increasing the theoretical understanding of the political communication and the importance of the presence of the women in the local parliament.

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Publication date: 1 January 1979

“All things are in a constant state of change”, said Heraclitus of Ephesus. The waters if a river are for ever changing yet the river endures. Every particle of matter is…

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“All things are in a constant state of change”, said Heraclitus of Ephesus. The waters if a river are for ever changing yet the river endures. Every particle of matter is in continual movement. All death is birth in a new form, all birth the death of the previous form. The seasons come and go. The myth of our own John Barleycorn, buried in the ground, yet resurrected in the Spring, has close parallels with the fertility rites of Greece and the Near East such as those of Hyacinthas, Hylas, Adonis and Dionysus, of Osiris the Egyptian deity, and Mondamin the Red Indian maize‐god. Indeed, the ritual and myth of Attis, born of a virgin, killed and resurrected on the third day, undoubtedly had a strong influence on Christianity.

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Management Decision, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Publication date: 11 November 2020

Graham Hassall

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Government and Public Policy in the Pacific Islands
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-616-8

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Publication date: 20 December 2019

Mudher Abullraheem Abdulhameed

This study aims to deal with the evaluation of institutional development and effectiveness of regional parliaments; it provides a scientific contribution to the…

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Purpose

This study aims to deal with the evaluation of institutional development and effectiveness of regional parliaments; it provides a scientific contribution to the development of the field of parliamentary studies by developing a set of indicators to present a parameter for evaluating regional parliaments with application to the Arab Parliament. The study concluded with the development of a parameter of 35 indicators to measure institutionally, efficiency and effectiveness of the institution, with application to the Arab Parliament, as well as developing an integrated assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the institutional aspects and organizational efficiency.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is predicated on the principle of institutional approach and the systems analysis. The curriculum is applied to the Arab Parliament as an institution to quantify efficiency and efficacy according to the implementation of a set of proposed practical indicators. The study additionally applies both Huntington’s institutional standards such as Adaptability, Involution, Autonomy and Coherence, as well as the indicators of institutions efficiency according to PrePanti such as Openness, Reception (R), Autonomy (A), Balance (B), Congruence (C), Internal Efficacy (I), Reformulation (R) and Roles (R), which refer to the first seven Latin letters “First RABCIRR”.

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The researcher endeavored to answer the main questions; How to quantify the degree of institutionalization, its impact on the efficiency and efficacy of regional parliaments. The researcher’s approaches and the standards of efficiency and efficacy figured a comprehensive set of indicators that composed an integrated parliamentary standard to assess the degree of institutionalization, efficacy and efficiency of regional parliaments as a scientific contribution based on the Arab Parliament that can be applied to all regional parliaments.

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This research is an attempt to create a Parliamentary Index to complement the previous scientific initiatives and efforts in developing such an index, which consists of 35 indicators and its application to the Arab Parliament. This research uses the principles of institutional approach, system analysis methodology and efficiency. The approach is applied to the Arab Parliament as a regional parliament to measure efficiency and effectiveness by applying a set of the proposed indicators.

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Review of Economics and Political Science, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2356-9980

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Publication date: 1 August 2000

Robert Orton, Rita Marcella and Graeme Baxter

This paper describes the results of an observational study of the information seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament. It is argued that political life functions on a…

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This paper describes the results of an observational study of the information seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament. It is argued that political life functions on a flow of information and that information itself is a prime resource. The study sought to determine the characteristics that impact upon the manner in which information is sourced and used by parliamentarians. For this project a shadowing methodology was adopted. The conclusions drawn include that UK Members of Parliament are subject to a range of triggers of information seeking, in an information rich environment where the amount of information presents decision makers with difficulties. Public accountability results in demands from a wide variety of individuals, groups and associations. MPs are also expected to be knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues, while information need is frequently unpredictable and reactive. Members must be efficient information gatherers and managers and they must be flexible in their attitudes to information seeking, while retaining the capacity to critically appraise the quality of sources.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 52 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 June 1977

J.B. Poole and Angela M. Gould

Our joint theme is information for Parliament and you will be getting two papers for the price of one—which must be some sort of a bargain in these inflationary times. Our…

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Our joint theme is information for Parliament and you will be getting two papers for the price of one—which must be some sort of a bargain in these inflationary times. Our hope is that our separate contributions will complement each other to give the evening some completeness it might otherwise lack. I say only ‘some completeness’ because we in the Commons Library are all too aware that our part in the job of providing information for Parliament is but one part of a complex system.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 29 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 15 December 2003

Philip Norton

States that legislatures act as important debates in the public eye and that few are real bodies for policy making, linking people and the government. Insists, though…

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States that legislatures act as important debates in the public eye and that few are real bodies for policy making, linking people and the government. Insists, though, that they are, at national and lower level, institutions of importance. Looks at the relationship between the EU and national parliaments. Addresses the above and also the law‐making processes within the EU. Lists four main questions, which are expanded in detail in the article.

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Managerial Law, vol. 45 no. 5/6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 September 1996

Thomas Michael Kimbunga

Examines the Tanzanian political system and reviews the new role of Parliament within it. Outlines information needs of Members of Parliament and the role of the…

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Examines the Tanzanian political system and reviews the new role of Parliament within it. Outlines information needs of Members of Parliament and the role of the parliamentary library and research services. Examines the Tanzania Parliamentary Library and suggests additional services to be provided. Points out that the parliamentary library and research services are enjoined to be neutral rather than hold party allegiance, in order to serve all parties represented equally and fairly.

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Library Review, vol. 45 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Publication date: 1 January 2004

Rob Brian

One significant feature of both old and new democracies is that their Parliaments all have parliamentary library and research services in one form or another. In a…

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One significant feature of both old and new democracies is that their Parliaments all have parliamentary library and research services in one form or another. In a totalitarian State, parliamentary libraries appear to be an unnecessary luxury. In the developed and many developing countries the parliamentary library and research service is a vital element. Describes the workings of the library and research service of The Parliament of New South Wales and how the Members’ needs for information are met and measured.

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Library Management, vol. 25 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

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Publication date: 1 November 1973

DJ ENGLEFIELD

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT is one of the four main institutions which the United Kingdom joined on January 1 1973 when we became full members of the European Communities. The…

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THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT is one of the four main institutions which the United Kingdom joined on January 1 1973 when we became full members of the European Communities. The other institutions are the Council of Ministers, the Commission and the Court of Justice. The European Parliament and the Court of Justice are situated in Luxembourg and the Commission in Brussels. The Council of Ministers normally meets in Brussels.

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New Library World, vol. 74 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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