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All Politics Is Local: Mexico's Local Path to Democracy?

Roderic Ai Camp

in The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199742851
eISBN:
9780199866298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742851.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The influence of local political careers has been crucial to the evolution of democratic leadership in Mexico. An especially strong link exists between local career experience and politicians who are ... More


Legislative Branch Support Agencies: What They Are, What They Do, and Their Uneasy Position in Our System of Government

Kevin R. Kosar

in Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Legislative branch support agencies have existed for more than a century, yet they remain remarkably little known to the public and are only occasionally studied by scholars. Here, the term ... More


The Separation of Powers

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Theory

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198761211
eISBN:
9780191695148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198761211.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the doctrine of ‘separation of powers’, suggesting that it is one of the most confusing in the vocabulary of political and constitutional thought. In relation to the ... More


Fundamental Concepts

Louis Fisher

in The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199856213
eISBN:
9780199358397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856213.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the following concepts: enumerated and implied powers of the three branches of government; overlapping powers; judicial misconceptions; historical framework; the British model; ... More


The SDR and the US international monetary policy process

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Delving further into US policy determination provides other clues as to why SDRs became marginalized in the late 1970s and 1980s. For instance, US international monetary policy determination was ... More


A Brief History of Congress: From First Branch to Second Fiddle

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

in Congress: The First Branch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the history of the US Congress. It pays particular attention to issues of constituency, congressional organization, and the ways in which Congress and the executive have dealt ... More


Implementing Successful Remedies: A Model for Constitutional Compliance

in Courts and Kids: Pursuing Educational Equity through the State Courts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226706191
eISBN:
9780226706184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226706184.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter proposes a “successful-remedies model” that calls for courts to outline in general, principled terms the expectation that the legislative branch as well as the executive branch will ... More


The President’s Legislative Powers

Michael W. McConnell

in The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207520
eISBN:
9780691211992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207520.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explains the king's extensive powers to control the legislative branch and decide when and whether to call a parliament. It details how the Crown lost control over the timing of ... More


Can Congress Do Policy Analysis?: The Politics of Problem Solving on Capitol Hill

Eric M. Patashnik and Justin Peck

in Does Policy Analysis Matter?: Exploring Its Effectiveness in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520287396
eISBN:
9780520962538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287396.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter addresses the issues of using nonpartisan policy analysis within the current US legislative setting. It criticizes some of the earlier studies that assess congressional use of policy ... More


Congress: The First Branch

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

in Congress: The First Branch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter is an overview of the US Congress and its major functions of representation and legislation. It argues that many of the characteristics of Congress with which Americans are so impatient ... More


The Government of Kentucky

James C. Klotter and Freda C. Klotter

in A Concise History of Kentucky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124988
eISBN:
9780813135298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124988.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The tax monies paid by the citizens of Kentucky were received by the Kentucky's treasurer in order to operate the state. The treasurer of second half of the nineteenth century, “Honest Dick” Tate, ... More


Creating a Republican Executive

Michael W. McConnell

in The President Who Would Not Be King: Executive Power under the Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691207520
eISBN:
9780691211992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691207520.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter refers to the Articles of Confederation, which governed the new United States until the adoption of the Constitution in 1788. It elaborates how the national government had no executive ... More


The Decline in Congressional Capacity

Molly E. Reynolds

in Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226702438
eISBN:
9780226702605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226702605.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the decline of a set of correlates of congressional capacity, or observable features of the institution that should be associated with its ability to function: ... More


Policy analysis and the legislature in Colombia

Mónica Pachón and Manuela Muñoz

Pablo Sanabria-Pulido and Nadia Rubaii (eds)

in Policy Analysis in Colombia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447347712
eISBN:
9781447348412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447347712.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter describes the operation of the legislative branch in Colombia and the challenges of applying evidence-based analysis in the public policy process that occur within such a highly ... More


Globalization and Structure

Julian Ku and John Yoo

in Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199837427
eISBN:
9780190260019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837427.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

As the nature of globalization is all-encompassing it is also important to determine how it seemingly manages to erase the line separating federal and state law. This chapter focuses on the idea of ... More


Non-Self-Execution

Julian Ku and John Yoo

in Taming Globalization: International Law, the U.S. Constitution, and the New World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199837427
eISBN:
9780190260019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199837427.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

With increasing domestic legal matters now affecting other nations, the Constitution needs a mechanism to moderate the demands of globalization and popular sovereignty. This chapter examines the ... More


Political Responsibility

Neta C. Crawford

in Accountability for Killing: Moral Responsibility for Collateral Damage in America's Post-9/11 Wars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199981724
eISBN:
9780199369942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981724.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

Focuses on the role of civilian political institutions’ oversight of the military with respect to protecting non-combatants. Today the responsibility for the conduct of war is still an area of ... More


Congress and Foreign Policy

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

in Congress: The First Branch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers the relationship between the legislative and executive branches on foreign policy matters. The Constitution assigns both Congress and the president important powers in the ... More


The Constitutional Crisis

Noah Benezra Strote

in Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300219050
eISBN:
9780300228045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219050.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores both sides of the country's deep-seated class conflict, which revealed itself in a public debate about constitutional democracy between the highest levels of the judiciary and ... More


Legislative Department

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains Article V of the Colorado Constitution, which structures the legislative department. Original Section 1 vested all of the state’s legislative power in the general assembly. The ... More


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