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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


The United Kingdom: Still a Single ‘Chain of Command’? The Hollowing Out of the ‘Westminster Mode l ’

Thomas Saalfeld

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.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The ‘core’ of the Westminster chain of democratic delegation and accountability has remained tremendously stable in a country whose economic and political institutions have undergone considerable ... More


Parliamentary Government or Division of Powers: Is the Destination Still Unknown?

Michael Shackleton

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The increasing power of the European Parliament has been one of the most steady and striking developments of Europe’s past several decades. Most analyses of the EP tend to see this process as moving ... More


Bulgaria

Venelin I. Ganev

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:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The semi‐presidential regime in Bulgaria is of recent origin: it was established in July 1991, when a Great National Assembly adopted a new constitution, which proclaims that ‘Bulgaria shall be a ... More


Lithuania

Dainius Urbanavicius

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:
10.1093/0198293860.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Republic of Lithuania is known as a semi‐presidential state, and while it has some basic similarities with other semi‐presidential states, this chapter looks at the main peculiarities of the ... 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


Parliamentary Government

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the meaning of parliamentary government, parliamentary government and representative government, parliamentary government and responsible government, parliamentary government ... More


The Financing of the Monarchy

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The financing of the monarchy has always had constitutional implications. Indeed, control of finance was the crucial issue in the battles between the king and the parliament in the seventeenth ... More


The Role of the Member of Parliament: Continuity and Change 2

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter presents a discussion on the role of MPs, which can be divided into three inter-linked roles — that of the partisan, the scrutinizer of the executive, and the constituency ... More


The Adaptation of Parliament

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses changes in the procedures and practices of Parliament. With the development and regular use of standing committees, the four major developments in parliamentary procedure ... More


Single-Party Parliamentary Governments: The British and Canadians

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman

in NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159386
eISBN:
9781400848676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159386.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses a second type of political system where individual leaders are empowered: parliamentary systems with a single party controlling the government. Great Britain and Canada have ... More


Parliamentary Participation: Continuity and Change 1

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter argues that although parties are engines of Parliament, driving government and opposition, it is largely these roles of government and opposition which determine levels of participation, ... 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


The Political Context

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the political context within which Parliament operates. Topics covered include the growth of government in the 19th and 20th centuries, the origins and development of the party ... More


Lost Worlds, Present Dangers

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/9780199273096.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The breakup of Austria-Hungary following World War I devastated Josef Redlich. To him, whose life, identity, and political activities had been so closely woven with the Habsburg monarchy, its ... More


Extending the Argument: Libya and Operation United Protector

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman

in NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159386
eISBN:
9781400848676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159386.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the 2011 intervention in Libya, a conflict begun as a coalition of the willing that later evolved into a NATO intervention. Many of the same dynamics appeared in Libya as ... More


The Professionalization of the Member of Parliament

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the professionalization of the MP. This refers to the development of the full-time Member in both attitude and practice, the provision of a level of salary sufficient to ... More


The Sovereign's Private Secretary

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of private secretary to the sovereign is crucial to the working of constitutional monarchy. But it evolved in an unnoticed and unplanned way, almost by accident. The history of the ... More


From Gentlemen to Players: Complementary, Separate or Conflicting Roles?

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on how MPs see the balance between the partisan, scrutiny, and constituency roles, and whether they are perceived as complementary, separate, or conflicting. Even analytically it ... More


The Socio-Economic Transformation of the House of Commons

Michael Rush

in The Role of the Member of Parliament Since 1868: From Gentlemen to Players

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275770
eISBN:
9780191684142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275770.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter shows that although the party composition of the House of Commons chan change suddenly, its socio-economic composition tends to change slowly. Changes of party composition are ... More


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