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Introduction: Democratic Accountability in Latin America *

Scott Mainwaring

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the challenges of democratic accountability in Latin America. It then presents the three main themes that run throughout the book. These are the ... More


Accountability and Democracy: The Pitfalls and Promise of Popular Control

Craig T. Borowiak

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778256
eISBN:
9780199919086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778256.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Situated at the intersection of democratic theory and international studies, Accountability and Democracy provides an in-depth critical analysis of the concept “democratic accountability.” The book ... More


Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Scott Mainwaring and Christoper Welna (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book brings together studies on democratic accountability in Latin America by authors from different theoretical perspectives. It seeks to further understanding on the web of institutions that ... More


The Authority of Preferences

Robert E. Goodin

in Reflective Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256174
eISBN:
9780191599354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256179.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the second of two chapters on preference democracy. It points out that theories of liberal democracy necessarily require systematic responsiveness to popular wishes, in ways that make them ... More


Parliaments and Democracy in Europe in the Era of the Euro

Richard S. Katz and Bernhard Wessels

in The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296607
eISBN:
9780191599620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296606.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The idea of basing further progress towards European integration on a permissive consensus has been substantially challenged since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, primarily because of its ... More


Absolute Majority Rules: Optimizing Accountability

Adrian Vermeule

in Mechanisms of Democracy: Institutional Design Writ Small

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333466
eISBN:
9780199855384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333466.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter introduces another voting mechanism — the absolute majority rule. Absolute majority voting rules, which require a majority of all eligible members or voters to take institutional action, ... More


Delegation, Accountability and Judging

Adrian Vermeule

in Mechanisms of Democracy: Institutional Design Writ Small

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333466
eISBN:
9780199855384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333466.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the question: In a democratic polity, how (if at all) can judges promote accountability and allied democratic virtues? It suggests a supermajority voting rule that weights law ... More


The Role of Law in the Functioning of Federal Systems

George A. Bermann

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Federal systems are about the distribution of legal and political power, but law is not only one of the currencies of federalism, it is also one of federalism's most important supports; this chapter ... More


Democratic Accountability and the Terms of Political Order

Johan P. Olsen

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change: Exploring Accountability Processes in an Era of European Transformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800606
eISBN:
9780191840081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800606.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

In representative democracies accountability is seen as an ideal and an achievement and also as partially constitutive of democratic government. Democratic accountability implies governance based on ... More


Constituent Perceptions of Representation Styles and Democratic Accountability

David C. Barker and Christopher Jan Carman

in Representing Red and Blue: How the Culture Wars Change the Way Citizens Speak and Politicians Listen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796564
eISBN:
9780199979714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796564.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores other ways that trustee-style representation preferences within constituencies could ultimately translate into trustee-style governing styles on the part of elected ... More


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