ABSTRACT

The design of non-partisan chambers of parliament can be situated in a comparative appreciation of questions concerning the process of institutional design, such as approaches to constitutionality and electoral systems and the reliability of intentionals as a guide to outcomes. It also allows for a comparative understanding of the conceptual architecture underpinning the institutional design proscription on political parties in parliamentary chambers. But before addressing these issues it is necessary to supplement the Southeast Asian examples with others adopting the same approach of accepting the necessity of a multi-party system but proscribing parties from part of the parliament.