Type
Article
Title
Measuring Legislative Activity during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Introducing the ParlAct and ParlTech Indexes
In
International Journal of Parliamentary Studies
Author(s)
BAR-SIMANN-TOV Ittai - (Author)
ROZENBERG Olivier - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Author)
BENOÎT Cyril - Centre d'études européennes et de politique comparée (Author)
WAISMEL-MANOR Israel - (Author)
LEVANON Asaf - (Author)
Volume
1
Number
1
Pages
109 - 126 p.
Abstract
EN
This research note introduces two novel indexes designed to measure legislative activity (ParlAct) and use of digital devices to maintain legislative functions (ParlTech) during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will also present a novel comprehensive dataset on the functioning of legislatures during a critical period of the pandemic, providing scores for 152 domestic legislatures on both the ParlAct and ParlTech indexes. It will be argued that both indexes could also serve as templates for future research on legislative activity during other pandemics, crises and contingencies.

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