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The European Parliament as an Outlier: Delegation of Legislative Power in the European Union

Mark A. Pollack

in The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251179
eISBN:
9780191600111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251177.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

European Union governments have delegated an ever‐expanding set of supervisory, budgetary and legislative powers to the European Parliament over the past five decades of European integration. Such ... More


Legislative Powers and the Single European Act

Berthold Rittberger

in Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273423
eISBN:
9780191602764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273421.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Focuses on the third landmark decision in the history of the empowerment of the European Parliament, the decision by the member state governments to delegate legislative powers to the European ... More


The Activism of Indirectly and Directly Elected Presidents

Margit Tavits

in Presidents with Prime Ministers: Do Direct Elections Matter?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553327
eISBN:
9780191721007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553327.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter continues to evaluate the effect of selection methods on presidential activism with a thorough investigation of countries employing indirect (Estonia, Hungary, Germany) or direct ... More


Defining the Intervening and Explanatory Variables

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the second of four chapters that discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the research on democratization in southern Africa that is described in the book, as well as providing qualitative ... More


The Politics of Regulation and European Regulatory Institutions

Giandomenico Majone

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

A distinctive feature of the modern regulatory state is the extensive delegation of powers to politically independent institutions (agencies, boards, commissions, tribunals), and this delegation of ... More


The Federal Government

Thomas Lundmark

in Power & Rights in US Constitutional Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368727
eISBN:
9780199867530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368727.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The structure of the federal government of the United States is characterized by a pronounced application of the principle of separation of powers. A discussion of that principle provides a ... More


Legislation, Regulation, and Participation

Paul Craig

in The Lisbon Treaty: Law, Politics, and Treaty Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199595013
eISBN:
9780191729508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595013.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The inter-institutional balance of power within the EU is central to the new constitutional order, when viewed from the perspectives of legitimacy, democracy, and efficacy. It is therefore not ... More


War Powers

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/9780199856213.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the war powers assigned to Congress. The discussions cover the authority to initiate war; military action in practice; the availability of a standing army; international and ... More


Executive and Legislative Powers

Stephen Zamora, José RamlóN CossíO, Lenone Pereznieto, José Roldá n-Xopa, and David Lopez

in Mexican Law

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199288489
eISBN:
9780191700514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288489.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter provides an overview of the Mexican governmental system. It focuses on presidencialismo, a term that applies both to the previously unbridled and still significant power of the executive ... More


The Legislative Role of the Chamber

Meg Russell

in Reforming the House of Lords: Lessons from Overseas

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298311
eISBN:
9780191685408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298311.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the heart of the chambers' work — the scrutiny of legislation. It begins with a summary of the chambers' powers over legislation, and the legislative scrutiny process in each ... More


Legislation, Regulation, and Participation

Paul Craig

in The Lisbon Treaty, Revised Edition: Law, Politics, and Treaty Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664955
eISBN:
9780191773723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664955.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The inter-institutional balance of power within the EU is central to the new constitutional order, when viewed from the perspectives of legitimacy, democracy, and efficacy. It is therefore not ... More


Foreign Affairs

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/9780199856213.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the foreign policy powers of Congress. The discussions cover treaty power; the role of the House; treaty termination and reinterpretation; executive agreements; ambassadors ... More


The Broadening Scope of Basic Structure Review: Emergency, Legislative, and Executive Powers

Sudhir Krishnaswamy

in Democracy and Constitutionalism in India: A Study of the Basic Structure Doctrine

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071617
eISBN:
9780199081455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071617.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In India, the doctrine of basic structure review was developed in the context of challenges to the validity of constitutional amendments. Ordinary legislative power and executive power is subject to ... More


Legislative Power: Distribution and Control

Norman Doe

in The Legal Framework of the Church of England: A Critical Study in a Comparative Context

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262206
eISBN:
9780191682315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262206.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In the Church of England, the development of law designed to enable and regulate the use of legislative power has been closely associated in recent years with the introduction of synodical government ... More


Legislative Power and Sovereignty

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/9780198761211.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses sovereign legislative power, which means that Parliament can legislate for all persons and all places. It explains why sovereign legislative power has never enjoyed universal ... More


The German Land parliaments (Landtage)

Arthur B. Gunlicks

in The Länder and German federalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065323
eISBN:
9781781700464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065323.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

In the Kaiserreich of 1871–1918, the German Constitution gave the central government only a brief catalogue of powers, with all other powers reserved for the states. However, the central state also ... More


Treaties and the Legislative Power

in The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226960319
eISBN:
9780226960333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226960333.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on non-self-execution as a lens to understand the relationship between treaties and domestic legislation. Non-self-execution alleviates the conflicts between the growing demands ... More


Sovereignty and Legally Limited Government

H. L. A. Hart

in Essays on Bentham: Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198254683
eISBN:
9780191681509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198254683.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Bentham's account of legislative power agrees with that of earlier political theorists, such as Hobbes and Locke, but he differed from them with regard to the nature of the artefact and in so doing ... More


Parliamentarism and the Legislative Branch

András Sajó and Renáta Uitz

in The Constitution of Freedom: An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198732174
eISBN:
9780191796524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732174.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the relationship between parliamentarism and the legislative branch. It explores the evolution of the legislative branch, leading to disillusionment with the rationalized ... More


Federalism and political asymmetry: executive versus legislative power

Cameron Ross

in Federalism and Democratisation in Russia

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058691
eISBN:
9781781700174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058691.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines the struggle between executive and legislative bodies of power. One of the major problems with presidential systems is that they are, ‘prone to creating two opposing centres of ... More


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