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Ireland and the Freedom of Information Act: FOI@15

Maura Adshead and Tom Felle (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097188
eISBN:
9781526104281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097188.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Freedom of information (FOI) is important because it aims to makes government open, transparent and accountable. FOI legislation is based on the premise that people have the right of access to public ... More


Reclaiming Accountability: Transparency, Executive Power, and the U.S. Constitution

Heidi Kitrosser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191638
eISBN:
9780226191775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191775.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

How do we reconcile competing needs for secrecy, transparency, and government accountability in a democratic society? This question is not merely academic. It manifests itself again and again in ... More


Political Malaise and the New Politics of Accountability: Representation, Taxation, and the Social Contract

Marcus André Melo

in New Order and Progress: Development and Democracy in Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190462888
eISBN:
9780190492885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190462888.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The chapter explores the sources of the institutional malaise in Brazil under the Workers' Party administration of Dilma Rousseff (2011-2014). The malaise is described as a puzzle considering the ... More


Conclusions

Derek Birrell

in Direct Rule and the Governance of Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077579
eISBN:
9781781701881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077579.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the achievements and failures of direct rule in Northern Ireland in relation to substantive policies, policy formulation, administrative delivery systems, public ... More


The Crown and Accountability for the Armed Forces

Peter Rowe

in The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262732
eISBN:
9780191682407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262732.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Crown's accountability for the armed forces in Great Britain. It points out that the Crown, in relation to the armed forces, must have more importance than the government ... More


Committees and legislatures

Philip Joyce

in Policy Analysis in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447333821
eISBN:
9781447333944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333821.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The United States Congress, despite its poor reputation for policymaking, has substantial analytical capacity. While congressional committees possess some of this capability, most of the expertise ... More


National Security and Double Government

Michael J. Glennon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780190206444
eISBN:
9780190206475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206444.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Why has U.S. national security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administration? And why does it matter? The theory of “double government” posed by the nineteenth-century English ... More


The Structure, Financing, and Processes of Federally Mandated Comparative Effectiveness Research and Why They Matter

Carol M. Ashton and Nelda P. Wray

in Comparative Effectiveness Research: Evidence, Medicine, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199968565
eISBN:
9780199346080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199968565.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Throughout the legislative odyssey of federal policy on comparative effectiveness research from 2002 to 2008, the specifics of the policy took many different forms. While opponents to ... More


Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

James E. Pfander

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190495282
eISBN:
9780190495312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495282.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This book focuses on the judicial handling of constitutional tort claims arising from the war on terror, while examining the response of the federal courts to claims seeking redress for victims of ... More


Government Accountability in the Nineteenth Century

James E. Pfander

in Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190495282
eISBN:
9780190495312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495282.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses two striking features of the common-law model. First, the Supreme Court applied a fairly unyielding rule of personal liability whenever an official of the United States invaded ... More


Revolutionary Cuba: December 1958 and Beyond

Lillian Guerra

in Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300175530
eISBN:
9780300235333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175530.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This concluding chapter emphasizes how deeply the values of democracy are ingrained in Cuban political culture: the right to protest, the right to enjoy an uncensored press, the demands for racial ... More


Congressional Ratification of the Bivens Action

James E. Pfander

in Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190495282
eISBN:
9780190495312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495282.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter suggests a solution to the problem of how to determine when to recognize a Bivens action. Instead of the case-by-case analysis that they now conduct, courts should presume the viability ... More


Common-Law Solutions to Judge-Made Problems

James E. Pfander

in Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190495282
eISBN:
9780190495312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495282.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter provides concluding thoughts on the role of the federal courts in ensuring government accountability. Much has changed since the early Republic, when the presumptive viability of the ... More


Term Limits in South Korea: Promises and Perils

Fiona Yap

in The Politics of Presidential Term Limits

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837404
eISBN:
9780191874109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837404.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

South Korea’s single five-year term limit for the presidency is among the shortest office terms for a head of government. This chapter traces constitutional revisions in the country before and ... More


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