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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


Police Patrols and Fire Alarms in U.S. Foreign Policy

Linda L. Fowler

in Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines partisan calculations about party reputations as influences on routine and event-driven public hearings, using the classic typology of police patrols and fire alarms. It ... 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


Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

Linda L. Fowler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151618
eISBN:
9781400866465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151618.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. This book evaluates how the legislature's most visible and important watchdogs ... 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


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


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