Overview of Legislation

  • Legislation requires identifying a concrete issue in a comprehensive way.
  • Drafters and policy-makers consider the best avenues to address problem areas.
  • Possible solutions within bill provisions include implementing sanctions and targeting indirect behaviors.
  • Legislation is usually proposed by a member of the legislature or the executive.
  • Most large legislatures enact only a small fraction of the proposed bills.

Public Participation in Legislation

  • Popular sovereignty declares the people as the ultimate source of public power.
  • The concept of popular sovereignty allows for direct participation in law-making.
  • Democratic control over the legislative system can occur even with limited understanding.
  • Civic education strengthens public participation and confidence in the legislative process.

Dead Letter Laws

  • Dead letter refers to legislation that has become inapplicable, obsolete, or no longer enforced.
  • Dead letter laws have not been officially revoked.
  • This section requires expansion.

Related Concepts

  • Rule according to higher law.
  • Article 289(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union distinguishes between legislative acts and non-legislative acts.
  • The African Parliamentary Knowledge Network Legislative Handbook emphasizes using evidence to design and assess legislation.
  • The Public Participation in the Drafting of Legislation in Hungary explores the role of public participation.
  • The New International Encyclopedia contains information on legislation.

Legislation Data Sources

Reference URL
Glossary https://www.alternix.com/blogs/glossary-of-terms/legislation
Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislation
Wikidata https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q49371
Knowledge Graph https://www.google.com/search?kgmid=/m/0dnxd