Research Insights: What Determines the Degree of Institutionalization of a Legislature?

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Nov 2023
The institutionalization of a legislature improves the quality of laws and public policies. The presidential system, the proportional representation election system, and fragmentation of the legislature decrease the probability of legislatures becoming institutionalized, while the age of a democracy increases this probability. The process by which institutionalization is achieved is complex and requires continuous investment over time.