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J.P. Lewis recent published article-SJ

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Oct 18, 2018

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J.P. Lewis, associate professor, department of history and politics, recently co-authored an article in the Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Studies of parliamentary systems contend that backbench legislators are increasingly marginalized, with power being centralized in the executive. However, research typically focuses on national legislatures, ignoring subnational jurisdictions. Executive Creep in Canadian Provincial Legislatures explores the the process of “executive creep” in Canada's provinces; namely the tendency of executives to erode legislative independence by appointing backbenchers to quasi-executive positions or cabinet committees. 

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