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Comparing Westminster

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This chapter examines critically the limits of existing approaches to the study of executive government in the literature on comparative politics. It identifies four main schools: the idealized ... More


What Is New About Governance and Why Does It Matter?

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter defends the ‘private patois of political science’, revisiting in separate sections the notions of governance, the core executive, the hollowing out of the core executive, and the ... More


Governing Europe

Jack Hayward and Anand Menon (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book is intended to be the leading advanced survey of politics in Western Europe. It examines in detail all aspects of political life in Western Europe, from public protest to core executives, ... More


Framing EMU as a New Vincolo Esterno: Policy Entrepreneurs, Co‐Ordination, and Reflection in Italy, 1988–1990

Kenneth Dyson and Kevin Featherstone

in The Road To Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296386
eISBN:
9780191599125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829638X.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Domestically, elites and the mass public were so united in giving high priority to maintaining Italy's position in ‘Europe’ that its substance elicited little public debate. Yet, the demands of the ... More


Administrative Executive Power

Deirdre Curtin

in Executive Power of the European Union: Law, Practices, and the Living Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199264087
eISBN:
9780191718281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264087.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter moves down a layer to the assumed hierarchically inferior ‘administrative executive’ in its various configurations that are sketched in impressionistic fashion. The administrative ... More


From Prime-Ministerial Leadership to Court Politics

R. A. W. Rhodes 1

in Understanding Prime-Ministerial Performance: Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199666423
eISBN:
9780191751462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666423.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores two avenues not touched on elsewhere in the volume; the interpretive analysis of traditions, and the political anthropology of court politics. The first section argues for a ... More


From Prime Ministerial Power to Core Executive

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity: Selected Essays, Volume I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786108
eISBN:
9780191827785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786108.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The core executive is a new concept replacing the conventional debate about the power of the prime minister and the Cabinet. It refers to all those organizations and procedures that coordinate ... More


Governing the Embedded State: The Organizational Dimension of Governance

Bengt Jacobsson, Jon Pierre, and Göran Sundström

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199684168
eISBN:
9780191764714
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684168.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book enhances our understanding of how states address social complexity and international embeddedness by bringing in the organizational dimension of governance. Drawing on extensive empirical ... More


The Leadership Factor: The Person and the Post

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

in Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198717171
eISBN:
9780191785924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717171.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter builds on the more contextual discussion of Chapter 1, by focussing on prime ministers as agents of change. It highlights the ‘paradox of power’ inherent in the position of the Greek ... More


What Is New about ‘Network Governance’ and Why Does It Matter?

R. A. W. Rhodes

in Network Governance and the Differentiated Polity: Selected Essays, Volume I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198786108
eISBN:
9780191827785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786108.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter replies to key criticisms about policy networks, the core executive, and governance. On networks, the chapter discusses the context of networks, and the ability of the theory to explain ... More


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