Measuring Legislative Activity during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Introducing the ParlAct and ParlTech Indexes

Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov, Olivier Rozenberg, Cyril Benoît, Israel Waismel-Manor, Asaf Levanon

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-126
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Parliamentary Studies
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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© 2021 International Journal of Parliamentary Studies. All rigts reserved.

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • comparison
  • crisis
  • index
  • legislatures

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