Well-functioning parliamentary information services can make legislation more effective.
*The article is translated from the author’s paper “Knowledge and Power. The Essential Connection between Research and the Work of Legislature”, published by the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD). Dick Toornstra, ECPRD, European Parliament 2002. Full text is available on the website of the ECPRD at www.ecprd.org
William H. Robinson
US Congress Research Service, senior specialist in public policy