oa African Review - The national members of the Tanzania parliament: a study of legislative behaviour

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



Among the reasons which have been suggested for the ineffectuality of African legislatures is the heavy emphasis in their deliberations on narrow local concerns. Each of the backbenchers presses primarily for the satisfaction of the needs of his own particular constituency, and questions of public policy are rarely considered from a broad national perspective or in terms of the national interest.

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