The Evolution of a Legal System
12 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2012
Date Written: 2000
Law students, academics and the Law Review tend to be more proficient in analysing judicial activity than they are legislative activity. Too little time is often spent dealing with statutes and regulations. This tendency needs to be changed. This paper discusses the developments of the legislative process under MMP, and the dramatic changes that have taken place in the process of negotiated legislation. It examines what effects MMP has had on the conduct of the Legislature and covers the Report of the Standing Orders Committee on the Review of the Standing Orders. The legislative process of the New Zealand Government has become a great deal more intricate and complex as a result of MMP. As a result, the creation of sets of legislative standards and practices is an urgent priority in New Zealand.
Keywords: legislative analysis, MMP, mixed member proportional, standing /orders, legislative standards, New Zealand
JEL Classification: K19, K39
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