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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/9780199563494.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

This book explores how governmental elites understand the Westminster systems of Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It seeks to understand how and why countries that began ... More


Theory

Matthew Flinders

in Delegated Governance and the British State: Walking without Order

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199271603
eISBN:
9780191709241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271603.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics, Political Economy

This chapter sets out the theoretical framework used in this book. This consists of three complementary theoretical approaches — the Westminster Model, Historical Institutionalism, and ... More


The United Kingdom: Still a Single ‘Chain of Command’? The Hollowing Out of the ‘Westminster Mode l ’

Thomas Saalfeld

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The ‘core’ of the Westminster chain of democratic delegation and accountability has remained tremendously stable in a country whose economic and political institutions have undergone considerable ... More


Canada: Executive Dominance Canada: Executive Dominance and Presidentialization

Herman Bakvis and Steven B. Wolinetz

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

A parliamentary democracy based on the Westminster model, Canada does not qualify formally as a presidential system: The prime minister and other members of the political executive are responsible to ... More


Old Labour, New Labour, ‘Blair Paradox’

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

The Labour Party has traditionally been aligned with a power‐hoarding model of democracy and its rhetorical commitment to constitutional reform in the mid‐1990s was largely an act‐contingent strategy ... More


Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Matthew Flinders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Although there is no doubt that the constitution has been significantly reformed since the election of New Labour in May 1997 the degree to which these reforms have altered the nature of democracy in ... More


The Westminster Model as a Constitutional Archetype

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter defines the Westminster Model and describes its historical development, arguing that a Westminster Model constitution is most suitable for Britain's needs. It distinguishes the essential ... More


The Global Development of the Westminster Model

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter argues that the term ‘Westminster Model’ is still a useful on in categorising politico-legal systems which, although capable of accommodating much diversity in term of institutional ... More


Parliament I: Functions, Powers and Composition

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on Westminster Model constitutions around the world that prescribe the composition of parliament, such as the manner in which members are chosen, qualifications and ... More


Parliament II: Privileges, Organization and Procedures

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter delves into the privileges of parliament as an integral part of the Westminster System, going back to Article 9 of the Bill of Rights 1689. It lists freedom of speech, the immunity of ... More


V10. Central Bank Independence

Matthew Flinders

in Democratic Drift: Majoritarian Modification and Democratic Anomie in the United Kingdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199271597
eISBN:
9780191709234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271597.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Throughout the twentieth century the view was taken by consecutive governments that the United Kingdom's constitution was incompatible with the concept of central bank independence. New Labour ... More


The Crown, Prime Minister and Government

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter reviews the earliest Westminster Model constitutions that took unambiguously monarchical forms, namely those of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa. It talks about the power ... More


Nations, Regions and Local Democracy

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter talks about Sir Ivor Jennings, who observed in the context of decolonization in the 1950s that one must first decide who are the people before one can decide how the people are to govern ... More


Introduction

Brian Woodall

in Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter surveys the analytical topography and introduces the conceptual framework that informs this study. Concepts from institutionalization theory and historical institutionalism are fused to ... More


Foundations, Principles, Rights and Religion

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The chapter describes a written constitution as both a moral and legal document and as a charter of self-government that provides a covenantal statement of identity, purpose, and values. It discusses ... More


Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

W. Elliot Bulmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The rise of the Scottish national movement has been accompanied by the emergence of distinct constitutional ideas, claims and arguments, which may affect constitutional design in any future ... More


Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

W. Elliot Bulmer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book considers what Britain might learn from Westminster-derived constitutions around the world. The book begins by identifying the deep constitutional crisis of the British body-politic and ... More


Judiciary, Administration, Elections and Miscellaneous Provisions

W. Elliot Bulmer

in Westminster and the World: Commonwealth and Comparative Insights for Constitutional Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529200621
eISBN:
9781529200652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200621.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter emphasizes that a particular care must be taken by the judiciary to perform its functions properly and ensure that the mechanisms for the appointment of judges, the rules protecting ... More


Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Brian Woodall

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The March 2011 disasters exposed the ineffectiveness of Japan’s political leaders, evoking three broad questions. First, why did the Kan cabinet fail to provide effective leadership in response to ... More


Conclusion

Brian Woodall

in Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145013
eISBN:
9780813145327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145013.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter summarizes the book’s central findings. The Kan cabinet and the governments that ruled during the “lost decades” were products of evolutionary change that resulted in a dysfunctional ... More


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