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Black and Brown Voices in Committee Deliberations on Civil Rights

Michael D. Minta

in Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the individual efforts of legislators to advocate for minority interests via the protection of civil rights. Specifically, it takes a closer look at how much time members of ... More


Introduction

Michael D. Minta

in Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, namely to demonstrate via an analysis of congressional oversight activities that black and Latino legislators provide superior substantive ... More


Congressional Oversight and Social Welfare Policy

Michael D. Minta

in Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the advocacy efforts of members of Congress for policies designed to help poor people. It investigates whether the differences that exist between black, Latino, and white ... More


Congress, Minority Interests, and Federal Policymaking

Michael D. Minta

in Oversight: Representing the Interests of Blacks and Latinos in Congress

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149257
eISBN:
9781400840342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149257.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines Congress' historical and contemporary role in overseeing the bureaucracy as it relates to enacting and implementing racial/ethnic and social welfare policies. Most of the ... More


Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Andrew Reynolds

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book is one of the series Oxford Studies in Democratization, and examines electoral systems and democratization in southern Africa. The design of electoral systems and executive types is ... More


Possible Means for an Impossible Task: Accommodating Regional Differences through Judicial Design—the Canadian Experience

AndréE Lajoie

in Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264629
eISBN:
9780191698965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter demonstrates that it is not possible to accommodate differences within the UK into the institutional design of the proposed new supreme court. It examines the Canadian experience of ... More


Moment of Utopia: Rau and a Constitution above Politics*

Arvind Elangovan

in Norms and Politics: Sir Benegal Narsing Rau in the Making of the Indian Constitution, 1935-50

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780199491445
eISBN:
9780199097845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199491445.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1946, Rau was appointed as the Constitutional Advisor to the newly formed Constituent Assembly. In this capacity, Rau collated and solicited constitutional ideas from members of the Constituent ... More


Berkshire’s Portfolio

Lawrence A. Cunningham

in Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter looks at investees—companies in which Berkshire has a minority interest. Investees may fail, be acquired, reorganize, or become marketable securities that Berkshire sells or trades. ... More


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