Legislatures are important in both democratic and authoritarian political systems, passing legislation, providing representation for regions, districts, or people, and providing an avenue for elite recruitment. Indeed, even the most authoritarian states retain legislatures even if those legislatures have little real political authority. Using Iran and/or Russia as an example, describe how a legislature can be controlled by an authoritarian regime. Then explain why authoritarian political systems-like Iran and Russia-might choose to retain a legislature.
All essay responses must be minimum 750 words and maximum 1000 words. Shorter or longer responses will not be accepted. Please note that any list of references you may provide at the end of your essay will not count towards your 1000-word limit. The text should be double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 font, and with 1-inch margins.
Legislatures are important in both democratic and authoritarian
Date Published: 03 October, 2017