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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


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


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


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


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


Board Composition: Managers and ‘Magistrates’

EWAN FERLIE, LYNN ASHBURNER, LOUISE FITZGERALD, and ANDREW PETTIGREW

in The New Public Management in Action

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289029
eISBN:
9780191684661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289029.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

Emphasis is given to the new board model that excludes authority and democratic accountability. This chapter will examine the effects of increasing the non-elected bodies in the public sector on ... More


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

Johan P. Olsen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198800606
eISBN:
9780191840081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198800606.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Ongoing transformations of the political organization of Europe, where both the nation-state and the European Union are challenged, make it possible to explore phenomena that are difficult to see in ... More


Between promise and practice

Darren Halpin

in Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076527
eISBN:
9781781701690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076527.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter asks whether there is cause for pessimism or optimism regarding groups as democratic agents. It rehearses the main findings from the book and suggests areas where further work may be ... More


The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Helen McCarthy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the decades following Europe's first total war, millions of British men and women looked to the League of Nations as the symbol and guardian of a new world order based on international ... More


The Myth of Mob Rule: Violent Crime and Democratic Politics

Lisa L. Miller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190228705
eISBN:
9780190228729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190228705.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Scholars and laypersons alike routinely express doubt about the ability of democratic publics to adequately assess risk and to respond rationally when emotionally charged issues like crime are on the ... More


Criminal Justice and Democracy

Darryl K. Brown

in Free Market Criminal Justice: How Democracy and Laissez Faire Undermine the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190457877
eISBN:
9780190457907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457877.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Company and Commercial Law

Democratic accountability and political supervision play an outsized role in American criminal justice, and this chapter describes some of the effects of this unique democratic commitment. Most U.S. ... More


Implementing regulatory cooperation through executive agreements and the problem of democratic accountability

Joel R. Paul

in Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298922
eISBN:
9780191685545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298922.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers a second major structural feature of the American system potentially affected by transatlantic regulatory cooperation: the separation of powers. It focuses on the central role ... More


Global Administrative Law, the OECD, and International Investment

Grahame F. Thompson

in The Constitutionalization of the Global Corporate Sphere?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199594832
eISBN:
9780191746079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594832.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter examines the growth of international administrative law, seen as part of the process of quasi-constitutionalization. The context for this is international investment matters, the first ... More


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