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By Matthew Kramer, N. E. Simmonds, Hillel Steiner

This number of essays kinds a full of life debate over the elemental features of criminal and ethical rights. The essays study even if rights essentially guard members' pursuits or whether or not they as a substitute essentially permit contributors to make offerings.

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Rational choice institutionalism assumes that actors have fixed preferences and that their actions are oriented towards maximizing their utility. Rational choice institutionalism has been criticized for being static; that is, by assuming fixed and rationally defined preferences it is difficult to account for policy change or explain why institutions or actors change over time. Sociological institutionalism perceives political institutions as socially constructed and culturally framed. Cultural institutions define preferences and identities of actors who act according to the 19 20 Ethnic Citizenship Regimes ‘logic of appropriateness’.

Convergence, on the other hand, implies narrowing of differences between policies or laws over time. In that case legislation of the states under study becomes similar, but the direction of change varies in these states. It means that some states reach the common standards in the course of, for instance, liberalizing reforms, while other states arrive at the same status quo after having introduced de-liberalizing reforms. 2 illustrates the difference between convergence and liberal convergence.

The German Bundestag has 598 seats (and 24 overhang mandates) and the Bundesrat 69 seats, while the Hungarian National Parliaments As Deliberative Bodies 35 parliament (one chamber) has 386 parliamentarians. National parliaments are composed of one or two chambers; the bicameral system is more popular in federal or large states. The pattern of communication and deliberation between both chambers depends on the competences that both chambers have in the legislative process. The forms and frequency of communication in parliaments are also strictly formalized.

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