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Institutions and the Evolution of European Democracy

Peter A. Hall

in Governing Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250158
eISBN:
9780191599439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250154.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The purpose of this chapter is to place contemporary debate about European democracy in a wider historical context by considering how analyses of the institutions that underpin democracy in Europe ... More


Belgium: Delegation and Accountability under Partitocratic Rule

Lieven De Winter and Patrick Dumont

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Reviews the mechanisms of delegation and accountability in post-war Belgium prior to the major reforms of the 1990s and the subsequent reforms. Discusses how political parties dominate these ... More


The Netherlands: Rules and Mores in Delegation and Accountability Relationships

Arco Timmermans and Rudy B. Andeweg

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The interposition of political parties as key actors is the most striking deviation from the ideal-type delegation chain in the Netherlands. The electoral system does not produce a real relationship ... More


Sweden: From Separation of Power to Parliamentary Supremacy—and Back Agai n ?

Torbjörn Bergman

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While far from perfect, for much of the post-war period the Swedish chain of democratic delegation and accountability has not been affected by serious agency problems. Fierce electoral competition ... More


Mediating Between the Powerless and the Powerful

Gianfranco Pasquino

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Because the powerless at least own their vote, their needs are more likely to be met by political parties than interest groups. Pluralist and neo‐corporatist theories do not provide satisfactory ... More


National Wage Determination and European Monetary Union

Colin Crouch

in After the Euro: Shaping Institutions for Governance in the Wake of European Monetary Union

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296393
eISBN:
9780191599002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296398.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

As nation states lose a number of monetary and fiscal policy powers through the introduction of European monetary union, national industrial relations systems may acquire a new importance. Within ... More


Consensus Democracy: Pacification and Accommodation

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Consensus democracy refers to a general model of integrative‐indirect democracy, a specific version of which can be found in countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria. ... More


Policy Analysis in Belgium

Marleen Brans and David Aubin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447317258
eISBN:
9781447317272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317258.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book provides the first comprehensive examination of the practice of policy analysis in Belgium and its federated entities. The book integrates available and new knowledge about the science, ... More


Introduction: Recasting Corporatism

Darius Ornston

in When Small States Make Big Leaps: Institutional Innovation and High-Tech Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450921
eISBN:
9780801465963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450921.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explains how traditionally low-tech European economies, including Ireland, Finland, and Denmark, successfully ... More


The Paradox of High-Tech Corporatism

Darius Ornston

in When Small States Make Big Leaps: Institutional Innovation and High-Tech Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450921
eISBN:
9780801465963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450921.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Many western European economies traditionally relied on institutionalized cooperation among state actors and encompassing producer associations (industry and labor) to manage economic adjustment. ... More


Conclusion: Explaining Institutional Innovation

Darius Ornston

in When Small States Make Big Leaps: Institutional Innovation and High-Tech Competition in Western Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450921
eISBN:
9780801465963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450921.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This concluding chapter revisits arguments about institutional innovation and, by extension, the future of neo-corporatism. It argues economic globalization and rapid technological change may make ... More


Policy advisory bodies in Belgium

Ellen Fobé, Benjamin Biard, Nathalie Schiffino, and Marleen Brans

in Policy Analysis in Belgium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447317258
eISBN:
9781447317272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317258.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

In Belgium, there are about 250 advisory bodies at the federal level and 46 at the regional level. These advisory bodies tend to be highly integrated into the policy-making cycle. They also seem to ... More


Assessing Reform Capacity in Greece: Applying Political Economy Perspectives

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

in From Stagnation to Forced Adjustment: Reforms in Greece, 1974-2010

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199327829
eISBN:
9780199388110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199327829.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines Greece's reform process in the context of three of the most important strands of comparative political economy and social policy: neo-corporatism, varieties of capitalism, and ... More


A Dying Embrace?: Interlocked Party–Union Directorates in Austria’s Cartel Democracy

Kurt Richard Luther

in Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198790471
eISBN:
9780191831751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790471.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Austria was once a near-archetypical consociational democracy. Its densely organized ‘pillar parties’ (SPÖ and ÖVP) controlled extensive subcultural networks that included trade union organizations. ... More


Shifts in Selective Migration Policy Models: A Comparison of Australia, Canada, and the US

Rey Koslowski

in High-Skilled Migration: Drivers and Policies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198815273
eISBN:
9780191853029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815273.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Selective migration policies can be grouped into three ideal-typical models: the Canadian ‘human capital’ model based on state selection of permanent immigrants using a points system; the Australian ... More


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