101年第2學期-1645 立法過程 課程資訊
The primary goal of this course is to teach you with the knowledge of legislative process. In a democratic country, nothing embodies the importance of due process more than studying its legislative structure, process, and output. As a political science major or social science majors more broadly, you are obligated to have a good understanding of legislative process because that is very crucial to developing your analytical ability as well as congressional assistant expertise. The curriculum is based on studying the American legislative process with good reasons. First, the Unites States has a presidential system and its government is characterized with separation of powers between legislature, judiciary and executive branches. Compared with the legislative process in a parliamentary system, the legislative process in a presidential system is greatly independent of the executive branch and is likely to fully develop in terms of structures and policy output. Second, Taiwan’s semi-presidential system arguably leans toward a presidential system, and therefore our Congress is rather close to the U.S. Congress, except that the U.S. Congress is bicameral whereas ours is unicameral. It is therefore meaningful to look over the American legislative process. I hope that this class will provide you with necessary information of congressional politics and lays the foundation for your further study of comparative politics in the future.
Office Hour地點：SS430 晤談時間：星期三下午兩點十分至五點十分
1. The American Legislative Process: Congress and the States by William J. Keefe, Morris S. Ogul.
2. Chapter 12 in The Promise and Performance of American Democracy by Jon R. Bond and Kevin B.
3. Some other Chinese journal articles or news analyses.
4. 第四章 美國政府與政治 唐士其著 李炳南主編