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Parliamentary Democracy and Delegatio n

Kaare Strøm

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.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Identifies three motivations for political delegation (capacity, competence, collective action problems) and discusses agency problems and mechanisms of accountability. An ideal-typical form of ... More


Parliamentary Democracy: Promise and Problems

Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and 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.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parliamentary government is the most common way to organize delegation and accountability in contemporary democracies. Parliamentary government is a system of government in which the prime minister ... More


‘President Persson’—How Did ‘President Persson’—How Did Sweden Get Him?

Nicholas Aylott

in The Presidentialization of Politics: A Comparative Study of Modern Democracies

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199252015
eISBN:
9780191602375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252017.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Sweden is undoubtedly a parliamentary democracy. Indeed, many felt that the legislature had become too strong, and the executive too weak. But recently, this argument has been turned round. The ... More


Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Josep M. Colomer

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The more complex the political institutions, the more stable and socially efficient the outcomes will be. This book develops an extensive analysis of this relationship. The discussion is theoretical, ... More


Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198297840
eISBN:
9780191602016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829784X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Parliamentary democracy is the most common way of organizing delegation and accountability in contemporary democracies. Yet knowledge of this type of regime has been incomplete and often ... More


Semi‐Presidentialism and Comparative Institutional Engineering

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism in Europe

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293866
eISBN:
9780191599156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The focus of this chapter is the academic debate on the choice of semi‐presidentialism as an appropriate constitutional arrangement. However, it does not aim to demonstrate that semi‐presidentialism ... More


Estonia: Positive and Negative Institutional Engineering

Vello Pettai

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Outlines Estonia's path to a new constitution along with an assessment of the new institutions in place since 1992. Because of constant political conflict, Pettai argues that the constitution‐making ... More


What Is Voted for

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Unified government exists when a single party has a majority in the Assembly and forms the Cabinet in a parliamentary regime, or when the party of the popularly elected executive President has a ... More


Choosing Socially Efficient Institutions

Josep M. Colomer

in Political Institutions: Democracy and Social Choice

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241835
eISBN:
9780191598975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924183X.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Three types of political regimes are evaluated for their success in establishing stable and durable democracies. These are parliamentarism with majority electoral rules, parliamentarism with ... 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


The Perils of Semi-Presidentialism?

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter outlines the basic economic, social, historical, and international factors that affect the performance of democracy. It reviews the literature about the so-called perils of ... More


Variation Within Semi-Presidentialism

Robert Elgie

in Semi-Presidentialism: Sub-Types And Democratic Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199585984
eISBN:
9780191729003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585984.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter begins by defining the concept of semi-presidentialism and identifying the set of countries with semi-presidential constitutions since 1919. Then, it operationalizes Matthew Shugart and ... More


Politics

Brian Harrison

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the politics of Oxford during the period from 1914 to 1970. During this period, the university educated nine of Britain's nineteen prime ministers, fourteen of the thirty-three ... More


Introduction Germany and the French Nation

Mark Hewitson

in National Identity and Political Thought in Germany: Wilhelmine Depictions of the French Third Republic, 1890–1914

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208587
eISBN:
9780191678073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208587.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines common elements in Wilhelmine perceptions of the French polity and the connections between such elements. It explores whether different political groupings in Germany emphasized ... More


Universal Suffrage and the Spectre of Dictatorship

Mark Hewitson

in National Identity and Political Thought in Germany: Wilhelmine Depictions of the French Third Republic, 1890–1914

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208587
eISBN:
9780191678073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208587.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at the connection between parliamentarism and universal suffrage, and the alleged consequences of that connection. It focuses on the difficulty of checking popularly elected and ... More


Conclusion Politics and the German Nation-State

Mark Hewitson

in National Identity and Political Thought in Germany: Wilhelmine Depictions of the French Third Republic, 1890–1914

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208587
eISBN:
9780191678073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208587.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter concludes with an assessment of the Third Republic's position and role in common political typologies of the Wilhelmine period. The Third Republic provided new answers to such questions, ... More


The State, Democracy, and Development

Nadia Ramsis Farah

in Egypt's Political Economy: Power Relations in Development

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162176
eISBN:
9781617970337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162176.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the interrelationships between democracy and development. A new politicist trend in social sciences maintains that development is contingent on the existence of a prior ... More


Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918

James Retallack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199668786
eISBN:
9780191779046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199668786.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History, European Modern History

This book throws new light on the reciprocal relationship between political modernization and authoritarianism in Germany over the span of six decades. Election battles were fought so fiercely in ... More


Party ideology

Elisabeth Carter

in The Extreme Right in Western Europe: Success or Failure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070488
eISBN:
9781781701966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070488.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter describes the concept of right-wing extremism. It addresses the existing studies that have sought to show the diversity that exists among the West European parties of the extreme right. ... More


Extracting Voters from the Nation: Regime-Building in Nineteenth-Century Hungary and England through Electoral Legislation

András Sajó

in Constitutionalism under Stress

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198864738
eISBN:
9780191896774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864738.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Regimes that operate in a democratic manner without offering the possibility of changes in who rules the country represent the ultimate problem of illiberal democracies and authoritarian rule in ... More


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