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Governing through Institution Building: Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization

Johan P. Olsen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593934
eISBN:
9780191594632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593934.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This book is about political organization and organizing. It is about the role of formally organized political institutions in contemporary democracies and the democratic‐instrumental vision that ... More


A Democratic Vision and Some Complications

Johan P. Olsen

in Governing through Institution Building: Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593934
eISBN:
9780191594632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593934.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Over the last few decades there has been international agreement that institutions matter; that existing institutions are inadequate and do not deliver; that major reforms are needed; and that it is ... More


EU committee governance

Jarle Trondal

in An Emergent European Executive Order

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579426
eISBN:
9780191722714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579426.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 9 explores the role of EU committees in the emergent European Executive Order. EU committees are important laboratories for studying transformational change that transcends the territorial ... More


Introduction

David Miller

in National Responsibility and Global Justice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235056
eISBN:
9780191715792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235056.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This introductory chapter sets out some underlying themes that run throughout this book in preparation for the more detailed discussions that follow later. It begins by reflecting on some human ... More


Political Science: Architectonic Discipline or Academic Carrefour?

Johan P. Olsen

in Governing through Institution Building: Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199593934
eISBN:
9780191594632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593934.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Chapter 6 elaborates how studies of unsettled polities have implications for the identity and boundaries of political science. The discipline has been portrayed as a master discipline and also a ... More


Economics With a Human Face?

Francesco Boldizzoni

in The Poverty of Clio: Resurrecting Economic History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691144009
eISBN:
9781400838851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691144009.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The major misunderstanding about cliometrics comes from the subsequent spread of Douglass North's new institutional approach. North claims to have challenged traditional economic theory, which he ... More


Art and Audience

Nick Zangwill

in Aesthetic Creation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261871
eISBN:
9780191718670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261871.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues against all theories of art that make essential reference to an audience. It argues that there should be no reference to an audience in a theory of art. The initial problem for ... More


Groundwork for a Jurisprudence of Criminal Procedure

Paul Roberts

in Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199559152
eISBN:
9780191725265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559152.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores four rival perspectives or approaches to conceptualizing criminal procedure and evidence designated: doctrinal-conceptualist; epistemological; institutional; and normative. ... More


Frameworks of analysis: the institutional approach and the issue-based approach

Shizuka Oshitani

in Global Warming Policy in Japan and Britain: Interactions Between Institutions and Issue Characteristics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069383
eISBN:
9781781701546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069383.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Global warming policies in Japan and Britain exhibit both similarities and differences. Drawing on G. P. Freeman's contrast between the ‘national style approach’ and the ‘policy sector approach’, ... More


The Way Forward: Establishing an Independent Commission against Corruption

C. Raj Kumar

in Corruption and Human Rights in India: Comparative Perspectives on Transparency and Good Governance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077329
eISBN:
9780199081004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077329.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the proposal for the establishment of an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in India. It contends that this proposal recognizes the inherent challenges of any ... More


Regulation, Adjudication, and Administration

Daniel A. Crane

in The Institutional Structure of Antitrust Enforcement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372656
eISBN:
9780199893287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372656.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter considers risks associated with the antitrust vs. regulation dichotomy, i.e. the possibility that typology does not capture the full range of conceptual and institutional approaches to ... More


The Problem about the Nature of Law

JOSEPH RAZ

in Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260691
eISBN:
9780191682148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260691.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter describes and comments upon three current approaches to the questions of the nature of law: the linguistic approach, lawyers' perspective, and the institutional approach. At the highest ... More


Coming Full Circle: (Re)Building Institutions to Advance the Ethos of Legal Pluralism

N. Bruce Duthu

in Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199735860
eISBN:
9780199344994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735860.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The political theorist Duncan Ivison urged nation-states and indigenous groups to pursue what he called an “institutional design approach” to encourage dialogue between the parties on matters of ... More


Preparing for Accession to the European Union: How to Establish Capacity for Effective and Credible Application of EU Rules

Phedon Nicolaides

in The Enlargement of the European Union

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260942
eISBN:
9780191698705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260942.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter is developed along a series of questions exploring the issue of effective policy implementation, in general, and that of EU rules, in particular. The questions and the answers given ... More


Conclusion: The Failure of Mass Cinema Under Stalin and the Institutional Study of Ideology

Maria Belodubrovskaya

in Not According to Plan: Filmmaking under Stalin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501709944
eISBN:
9781501713804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709944.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Conclusion summaries the book’s findings and proposes that an institutional approach to cinema history is well suited to provide specific answers about how ideology affects cinema. Films are ... More


The Organizational Basis of Accountability: Settled and Unsettled Polities

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/9780198800606.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Mainstream approaches assume settled polities with predetermined principals and agents related by clear chains of authorization and accountability. Stable roles, success criteria, and power relations ... More


Who Are the Experts of Environmental Health Justice?

Scott Frickel

in Technoscience and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015790
eISBN:
9780262298407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015790.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the experts of environmental health justice with special reference to Marvin Legator. It presents a brief overview on the life and work of Legator and examines his ... More


Turbulent Governance

Christopher Ansell, Jarle Trondal, and Morten Øgård

in Governance in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198739517
eISBN:
9780191802485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739517.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This introductory chapter explores the concept of turbulence. It shows how organizations and institutions respond to precipitous, conflicting, and novel—in short, turbulent—governance challenges. The ... 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


Conclusion

Csaba Nikolenyi

in Institutional Design and Party Government in Post-Communist Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199675302
eISBN:
9780191755323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675302.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter summarizes the main findings and suggests ways in which future work on the institutional design of newly democratizing societies might find them helpful. The chapter ends on a normative ... More


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