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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


Models of democracy for the EU

Mette Elise Jolly

in The European Union and the People

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter discusses the possible roads to democratization of the EU that have been suggested in the literature by assessing eight different models of democracy such as federalism, parliamentary ... 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


Parliamentary Democracy without a Demos

Erik O. Eriksen

in The Unfinished Democratization of Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572519
eISBN:
9780191722400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572519.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Democratization

This last chapter addresses the puzzle of why parliamentary democracy has become the legitimacy standard for the EU when there is no demos. We witness a development from a situation in which ... More


Parties in Contemporary Democracies: Problems and Paradoxes

Juan J. Linz

in Political Parties: Old Concepts and New Challenges

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246748
eISBN:
9780191599385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246742.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Juan Linz examines the same theme of anti‐party sentiments among citizens in contemporary democracies as did the previous chapter, but from an entirely different perspective. He starts by looking at ... More


Constitutional Adjudication and Parliamentary Democracy

Alec Stone Sweet

in Governing with Judges: Constitutional Politics in Europe

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198297710
eISBN:
9780191601095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297718.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Focuses on how and why parliamentary systems of governance have accommodated constitutional review. The American and European models of constitutional review are contrasted, and the history, ... More


Institutional Explanations for Political Support

Pippa Norris

in Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295686
eISBN:
9780191600043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295685.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Substantial cross‐national variations have been demonstrated in political support/institutional confidence; the aim of this chapter is to investigate why these major differences between countries ... More


Making of the Indian Parliament

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The choice of a parliamentary form of government around which Indian democracy came to thrive is the outcome of a complex process of intellectual churning. Parliamentary institutions were not an ... More


Finland

David Arter

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:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the retirement of President Kekkonen in 1981, a process of piecemeal constitutional reform has strengthened the core concept of parliamentary government at the expense of the old ... More


The Interwar Crisis and the Postwar Constitutional Settlement of Administrative Governance

Peter L. Lindseth

in Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390148
eISBN:
9780199866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390148.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the national antecedents to European integration by looking at the postwar constitutional settlement of administrative governance on the national level in more detail. It begins ... More


The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

B. L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The Parliament is the visible face of democracy in India. It is the epicentre of political life, public institutions of great verve, and a regime of Rights. In a first-of-its-kind study, this book ... More


Integration of the British and the German Labour Movements into their Respective Societies

Stefan Berger

in The British Labour Party and the German Social Democrats, 1900–1931

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205005
eISBN:
9780191676451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205005.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter compares the integration of the British and the German labour movements into their respective societies. It aims to provide support to the argument that British and German societies were ... More


Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Amy Ng

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

National self-determination and the formation of nation-states has been the preferred liberal solution to the nationality conflict in Central and Eastern Europe. Historians have played a prominent ... More


Central Asian Democracy Frames

Mariya Y. Omelicheva

in Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813160689
eISBN:
9780813161006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160689.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explains how the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan devised and actively disseminated their own rhetorical and ideological subsets of democracy, presented under the guises ... More


Twentieth-Century German Political Thought

Peter M. R. Stirk

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622900
eISBN:
9780748652730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622900.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Germany, as Europe's most powerful state, has a political significance that underlines the importance of twentieth-century German political thought. Yet this tradition has been poorly represented in ... More


Conclusion: The Parliament and Democracy in India

B.L. Shankar and Valerian Rodrigues

in The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067726
eISBN:
9780199080434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067726.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The Indian judiciary may view itself as the custodian of the constitution and act as the balance between the contending levels and powers of a complex array of public institutions. Eventually the ... More


Parliamentary Service

Paul Langford

in Public Life and the Propertied Englishman 1689–1798: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford 1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205340
eISBN:
9780191676574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205340.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In this chapter, the image of Parliament is transformed from the heroic defender of individual rights and liberties into the pawn of interest groups, not so much imposing its legislative will as ... More


Greece and the Inter-War Economic Crisis

Mark Mazower

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202059
eISBN:
9780191675126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202059.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The great depression of the inter-war years was the most profound shock ever to strike the world economy, and is widely held to have led directly to the collapse of parliamentary democracy in many ... More


Introduction

AMY NG

in Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book looks at the lives and works of Josef Redlich (1869-1936) and Lewis Namier (1869-1936), noted anti-nationalist historians — a minority position in an age when nationalism was at its apogee ... More


Conclusion

AMY NG

in Nationalism and Political Liberty: Redlich, Namier, and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273096
eISBN:
9780191706318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273096.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The lives of Josef Redlich and Lewis Namier were so intertwined with the demands for individual freedom and national liberation from dynastic absolutism which first took centre stage politically in ... More


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