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3TheConstituencyNexusintheRussianandOtherPost -S ovietParliaments
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WesternresearchonparliamentsinthetransitionawayfromSoviet communismhaslurchedforwardaroundthreemajorfoci:thestructures,rules,andnormsofthelegislativeassembliesthemselves;roll callsandcoalitionalpatternswithinthem;andtheirtormentedrelations withtheemergingexecutivebranchofgovernment.Pursuitofthese issues,whilenotwithoutitspayoffs,hasthusfarbeenfrustratingand unpredictable.