Published online by Cambridge University Press: 17 June 2019
This chapter recapitulates the key theoretical claims and empirical findings in this book. It then situates these claims and findings within two strands of literature in Comparative Politics – on autocratic institutions and on regime transitions and democratic consolidation. The chapter then concludes with a discussion of the policy implications of the findings in this book. Legislative strengthening programs are an important part of global democracy promotion initiatives. This book’s findings emphasize the need to invest in both organizational legislative strengthening as well as the political independence of individual legislatures.