The project explores the link between executive governance and patterns of legislation in Central Europe. It investigates whether the extent to which executives constrain the agenda-setting powers of ministerial departments affects the characteristics of parliamentary bills. In empirical terms, the focus is on lawmaking in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The project also aims to place the experience of the four CEE states in a wider context of lawmaking in Europe, with special reference to the United Kingdom and Germany.
The project is funded for three years (2007-2009) by the Ernst & Young Better Government Programme, www.bettergovernment.pl