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Ireland: ‘O What a Tangled Web. . .’—Delegation, Accountability, and Executive Power

Paul Mitchell

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.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Irish state inherited many features of the Westminster parliamentary system, but with some important divergences: a written constitution protected by a Supreme Court, a proportional ... More


Systemic Failure, Coordination, and Contingencies: Understanding Electoral System Change in New Zealand

Jack Vowles

in To Keep or To Change First Past The Post?: The Politics of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199539390
eISBN:
9780191715761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539390.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

There are two interpretations of electoral system change in New Zealand; one, that it was a result of social and political changes generating a ‘systemic failure’ of the former ... More


New Zealand: Parliamentary Careers and Electoral Reform

Elizabeth McLeay

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

At the end of the nineteenth century, New Zealand's MPs began to see their mandate as an occupation and therefore granted themselves full salaries. Yet, staffing remained poor until the 1970s, when ... More


Canada: Political Careers between Executive Hopes and Constituency Work

David C. Docherty

in The Political Class in Advanced Democracies: A Comparative Handbook

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199260362
eISBN:
9780191601873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260362.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Members of the Canadian Parliament today are well-paid political professionals. Still, the most attractive goal of a national political career in Canada is a seat at the cabinet table, because only ... More


Ministerial Responsibility1

Diana Woodhouse

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the changes in ministerial responsibility in Great Britain during the twentieth century. It suggests that the twentieth century saw the decay of imperfect but working ... More


Continuity and Flexibility: Executive Power in Australia

Simon Evans

in The Executive and Public Law: Power and Accountability in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199285594
eISBN:
9780191700361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285594.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Australian experience with executive power demonstrates one of the familiar tensions inherent in constitutionalism, namely, the tension between continuity and flexibility. The Westminster system ... More


The great transformation

Albert Weale

in Democratic Justice and the Social Contract

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199684649
eISBN:
9780191765063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684649.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We cannot directly infer from common property resource regimes the principles to govern great societies. Hayek has argued that there can be no social justice in great societies, but this view relies ... More


Canadian legislatures, public policy and policy analysis

Ted Glenn

in Policy Analysis in Canada

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447334910
eISBN:
9781447334934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334910.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter aims to clarify the roles that legislatures play in Canadian public policy and its analysis by looking at the institution as it functions in the country’s parliamentary system of ... More


Australia’s Distinctive Governance: Westminster, Ottawa, and Canberra Contrasted

J. R. Nethercote

in Only in Australia: The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198753254
eISBN:
9780191814853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753254.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Public and Welfare

While the Australian government is usually regarded as being derived from that of Westminster, this chapter highlights the elements which are particular to Australia and shows how Australian ... More


Time and Politics: Parliament and the Culture of Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain and the British World

Ryan A. Vieira

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198737544
eISBN:
9780191800962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737544.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This book is a cultural and transnational history of modern procedural reform in the Westminster parliamentary system. The book centres on the nineteenth-century emergence of a desire to modernize ... More


Only in Australia: The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism

William Coleman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198753254
eISBN:
9780191814853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753254.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Public and Welfare

This book is about the Australian difference: it is about how Australia in economic and social policy has diverged from the approach of other countries with it might be naturally compared. Australia ... More


Sir John Fortescue and the Political Dominium: The People, the Common Weal, and the King

M. R. L. L. Kelly

in Constitutions and the Classics: Patterns of Constitutional Thought from Fortescue to Bentham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198714989
eISBN:
9780191783142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714989.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter analyses the life and work of Sir John Fortescue, with particular regard to his concern with the role of the people in a body politic headed by a monarch in realizing good governance. ... More


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