The Role and Practice of Legislative Hearings in Democracies: Examples from Germany and the United States

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March 8, 2007

The Role and Practice of Legislative Hearings in Democracies: Examples from Germany and the United States

This paper was written for a series of seminars on public legislative hearings held in Beijing and Shanghai, China. The purpose of the paper is to provide Chinese participants with first-hand accounts of the context and functioning of public hearings in the United States and Germany, where public hearings are more integrated into the legislative process.

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2000