Bicameral Legislatures

In this publication, you will find an overview of the design of bicameral legislatures in a large number of countries. It also describes the historical origin of the idea of bicameralism, the functions it might discharge and the effects it has on policy, legislation and the forming of governments. The publication is the result of a study conducted for the Ministry of the Interior of the Netherlands. This English translation is published on the occasion of of the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation seminar in The Hague in November 2015.

Bicameral Legislatures, Ministerie van BZK, The Hague 2015