In 2017, an extensive reform of the Rules of Procedure of the Italian Senate was enacted. The revision was soon welcomed as a step towards a more efficient and rapid upper house. In this article, we focus on one crucial aspect of the reform: the changes made the rules governing the assignment of bills to parliamentary committees. In particular, we analyze the costs associated with the different assignment procedures and develop some theoretical expectations about the change brought about by the reform in terms of decision-making efficiency. These expectations are empirically evaluated against data on lawmaking in the Senate before and after the reform. A comparison is also carried out using data from the Chamber of Deputies. Preliminary results show that the new rules have not improved the efficiency and productivity of the Italian Senate so far.
Ineffective Changes for Hard Times : The 2017 Reform of the Italian Senate’s Rule of Procedure and Its Effects / A. Pedrazzani, F. Zucchini. - In: ITALIAN POLITICAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 2420-8434. - 15:2(2020), pp. 173-190.
|Titolo:||Ineffective Changes for Hard Times : The 2017 Reform of the Italian Senate’s Rule of Procedure and Its Effects|
PEDRAZZANI, ANDREA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Italian parliament; Senate; reform; standing orders; committees; legislative process; parliamentary rules|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
Settore SPS/11 - Sociologia dei Fenomeni Politici
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|