Conclusion: prospects for analysing committees in comparative perspective

Brian J. Gaines, Mark Goodwin, Stephen Holden Bates, Gisela Sin

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While theories of committees in the U.S. Congress can continue to play a central role in the still-growing comparative study of committees, they require careful, frequent modification. Moreover, more fruitful study of committees may require a wider framework, recognising more fully that committees are institutions embedded in wider social structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-441
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Legislative Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019


  • Committees
  • gender
  • legislatures
  • rational choice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Law

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