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Democratic Delegation and Accountability: Cross-national Pattern s

Torbjörn Bergman, Wolfgang C. Müller, Kaare Strøm, and Magnus Blomgren

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.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Reviews the patterns of delegation and accountability in 17 Western European parliamentary democracies, over the post-war period. It provides information about the links between voters and MPs, ... More


Supranational Delegation and National Parliamentary Scrutiny since the 1970s

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/9780195390148.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes the final element of the convergence of European public law around the legitimating structures and normative principles of the postwar constitutional settlement: national ... 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 War Prerogative in Practice

Rosara Joseph

in The War Prerogative: History, Reform, and Constitutional Design

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664320
eISBN:
9780191748493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664320.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the war prerogative in practice from 1620 - 2012. It focuses on how the House of Commons and the executive have interacted in the exercise and scrutiny of the war prerogative. ... More


Messages from the Front Line: Parliamentarians’ Perspectives on Rights Protection

Carolyn Evans and Simon Evans

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Drawing on research relating to the Australian Federal Parliament, this chapter examines the argument that the new statutory bills of rights encourage parliaments to play a more significant role in ... More


Parliament, Human Rights, and Counter-Terrorism

Adam Tomkins

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter contributes to the debate between legal constitutionalists and political constitutionalists. It is in three parts. The first summarizes the leading UK case law on rights, liberty, and ... More


Parliamentary Review with a Democratic Charter of Rights

Tom Campbell

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses a type of bill of rights that draws on a political conception of human rights according to which the enumerated rights serve as a basis for enacting specific legislation. The ... More


Parliamentary Control of the Pillars

Eileen Denza

in The Intergovernmental Pillars of the European Union

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299356
eISBN:
9780191685682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299356.003.0011
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the nature of parliamentary scrutiny of the intergovernmental pillars of the European Union. It aims to determine whether the ... More


Belmarsh Prisoners and Dialogue over Control Orders

Aruna Sathanapally

in Beyond Disagreement: Open Remedies in Human Rights Adjudication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199669301
eISBN:
9780191744648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669301.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 8 examines the institutional interaction over counter-terrorism measures spurred by the 2004 declaration of incompatibility (DOI) in the Belmarsh Prisoners decision. This DOI, which impugned ... More


Governing Like Judges? *

Janet L. Hiebert

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter expresses a sceptical stance about the extent to which bills of rights can be crafted in such a way as to avoid the damaging consequences of strong judicial review. Research on how bills ... More


The Europeanization of Parliamentary Attention in and out of the European Union: France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Switzerland Compared

Pascal Sciarini, Frédéric Varone, Roy Gava, Sylvain Brouard, Julien Navarro, Anna M. Palau, and Rens Vliegenthart

in Comparative Policy Agendas: Theory, Tools, Data

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198835332
eISBN:
9780191872945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835332.003.0031
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter adds to the growing literature on the Europeanization of national parliaments by looking at how and to what extent members of parliament (MPs) use parliamentary questions (PQs) on ... More


Medieval Beginnings

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell

in A History of British National Audit: The Pursuit of Accountability

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790310
eISBN:
9780191831645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790310.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter sets the scene with a history of the origins of public sector audit from the Exchequer in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. For centuries there was a complex framework of ... More


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