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Legislative Institutions, Party Control, and Corruption: The Empirical Evidence

Vineeta Yadav

in Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735907
eISBN:
9780199894789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735907.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reports results from the large-n empirical analysis used to evaluate the three hypotheses regarding the impact of legislative rules on corruption for a sample of sixty-four developing ... More


The Unrealized Potential of Presidential Coalitions in Colombia

Royce Carroll and Mónica Pachón

in Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777861
eISBN:
9780191823336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777861.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes the current Colombian legislative process in terms of the input and output of the legislative agenda during four presidential periods (1998–2014). During this time, the ... More


Presidential Power, Legislative Rules, and Lawmaking in Chile

Eduardo Alemán and Patricio Navia

in Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777861
eISBN:
9780191823336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777861.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes the agenda setting powers of Chilean presidents and the positional constraints with which they have had to govern. The latter has been caused mainly by the lack of unified ... More


Agenda Setting and Gridlock in a Multi-Party Coalitional Presidential System: The Case of Brazil

Taeko Hiroi and Lucio R. Rennó

in Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777861
eISBN:
9780191823336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777861.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Does the concentration of agenda-setting powers in the president and the governing coalition in the legislature help to overcome institutional and political hindrances to lawmaking in Brazil? This ... More


Presidential Agenda Authority in Plurality-Led Congresses: Agenda Setting Prerogatives without Majority Support

Ernesto Calvo and Iñaki Sagarzazu

in Legislative Institutions and Lawmaking in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198777861
eISBN:
9780191823336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777861.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presidents with plurality support in congress are among the most pervasive and less studied phenomena in Latin America. Often conflated with divided government, where an organized opposition controls ... More


Life in the Minority Caucus

Tom Berg

in Minnesota's Miracle: Learning from the Government That Worked

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680528
eISBN:
9781452948690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680528.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter initially recounts the life of Minority Leader Martin Olav Sabo, leading up to his involvement in politics. Sabo’s legislative life started when he was elected into the Minnesota ... More


Congressional Independence

David Brian Robertson

in The Original Compromise: What the Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199796298
eISBN:
9780199979707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796298.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Once the delegates agreed to the Connecticut Compromise, supporters of proportional representation fought to strengthen the powers of the House, and opponents fought to strengthen the Senate's ... More


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