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Korean Democracy in Transition: A Rational Blueprint for Developing Societies

HeeMin Kim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129945
eISBN:
9780813135748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129945.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

As Asian countries emerge as global economic powers, many undergo fundamental political transformations. This book evaluates the past thirty years of political change in South Korea, including the ... More


On Accountability and Institutional Design

Laurence Whitehead

in Democratization: Theory and Experience

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Considers the theory and practices of ‘accountability’ that are associated with liberal constitutionalism, democracy, and especially contemporary democratization. Once again, it adopts a broad ... More


Without Restraint: Scandal and Politics in America

Julian E. Zelizer

in Governing America: The Revival of Political History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150734
eISBN:
9781400841899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150734.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the relationship between politics and scandal throughout American history. Scandals had been part of American politics since the revolution, but they had never so pervasive as ... More


Ambiguity, Controversy, and the Limits of Language as The Bearer of The Sacred

Richard K. Fenn

in Beyond Idols: The Shape of a Secular Society

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143690
eISBN:
9780199834174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143698.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Political rhetoric employs references to the religious traditions and providential prospects of the nation and uses religious language to solemnize public oath‐taking. The more that public ... More


The United States Congress

Ross English

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063084
eISBN:
9781781700228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063084.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The role of the Congress is essential to any study of American government and politics. It would be impossible to gain a complete understanding of the American system of government without an ... More


A Risky Game to Play: The Politics of the Impeachment Game in 2004

HeeMin Kim

in Korean Democracy in Transition: A Rational Blueprint for Developing Societies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129945
eISBN:
9780813135748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129945.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses why the presidential impeachment took place in 2004 when the choices made appeared to be irrational to most observers of Korean politics. It describes the historical events ... More


Scrutiny and Oversight

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

The means of parliamentary scrutiny are not as in the past mainly financial and exercised on the floor of the Commons. The twenty Opposition days are for political scrutiny. Estimates days, based on ... More


Tyranny in India: or, Britain’s Character Lost. A Tragedy

David Francis Taylor

in Theatres of Opposition: Empire, Revolution, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642847
eISBN:
9780191738869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642847.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 18th-century Literature

This chapter offers a detailed examination of Sheridan’s much-celebrated speeches during the impeachment of Warren Hastings, former governor general of India, in 1787–8. It begins by reading the ... More


Privilege and Contempt

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

Privilege allows parliamentarians to perform their public duties without interference. The Commons uses its powers only when absolutely necessary for its defence. Freedom of speech protects Members ... More


Whale Fishing in Westminster: The Favourite and His Critics

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the policies and failures that led to the Duke of Buckingham's transformation from ‘redeemer’ to reprobate in 1626. It focuses on the war against Spain led by Buckingham which ... More


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