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Models of Legislative Drafting

  • Virgilio Zapatero Gómez
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Part of the Legisprudence Library book series (LEGIS, volume 6)

Abstract

A plurality of agents with specific abilities intervene in the different phases of the elaboration of norms, understood as the legal manifestation of a specific public policy. One of the most prominent roles is that of the jurists in charge of drafting norms or drafters. It is surprising how little attention is paid to their work, to their procedures, skills and abilities, despite the fact that their protagonism is clear in the various normative systems. This chapter analyses the differences in norm drafting processes between the Anglo-Saxon system of concentrated drafting (Office of Parliamentary Counsel), the difusse drafting system more characteristic of continental Europe, and the presidentialist system. It also compares the advantages and disadvantages of each of these models and ends with a specific reference to Spain’s normative production system.

Keywords

Legislative drafting Anglo-Saxon model Continental European model Presidentialist model Office of Parliamentary Counsel Government Parliament 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Virgilio Zapatero Gómez
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  1. 1.Facultad de DerechoUniversidad de Alcalá de HenaresAlcalá de HenaresSpain

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