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Introduction: Democratic Accountability in Latin America *

Scott Mainwaring

in Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion on the challenges of democratic accountability in Latin America. It then presents the three main themes that run throughout the book. These are the ... More


Democratic Accountability in Latin America

Scott Mainwaring and Christoper Welna (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199256372
eISBN:
9780191602368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256373.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This book brings together studies on democratic accountability in Latin America by authors from different theoretical perspectives. It seeks to further understanding on the web of institutions that ... More


Innovating Democracy: Democratic Theory and Practice After the Deliberative Turn

Robert E. Goodin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547944
eISBN:
9780191720116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547944.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

In recent years, democratic theory has taken a deliberative turn. Instead of merely casting the occasional ballot, deliberative democrats want citizens to reason together. They embrace ‘talk as a ... More


From a Politics of Ideas to a Politics of Presence?

Anne Phillips

in The Politics of Presence

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294153
eISBN:
9780191600098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294158.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Introduces the distinction between a politics of ideas and a politics of presence. In the conventional understandings of liberal democracy, difference has been regarded primarily as a matter of ... More


Political agency and accountability

Timothy Besley

in Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199283910
eISBN:
9780191700279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283910.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers political agency models, which explore the consequences of limited information in politics. It develops a canonical model which is then used to discuss an array of issues that ... More


Accountability and the Political System

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0016
Subject:
History, Political History

Determining political accountability of the government is measured by the capacity of external bodies, be they voters, legislatures, or superior levels of the government, to impose sanctions on ... More


Accountability of and to the Legislature

Nicholas Bamforth

in Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670024
eISBN:
9780191749414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Theories concerning the roles of courts and legislatures entail certain assumptions about or explicit views concerning accountability. A traditional political constitutionalist might prioritise ... More


Scandals, Political Accountability and the Rule of Law. Counting Heads?

Walter Van Gerven

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with concepts like rule of law, political accountability, and ministerial responsibility showing how they also emerge in European Union (EU) law with a similar but not identical ... More


Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government

Timothy Besley

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199283910
eISBN:
9780191700279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283910.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

What is good government? Why do some governments fail? How do you implement political accountability in practice? What incentives do you need to put in place to ensure that politicians and public ... More


Accountability

Myrto Tsakatika

in Political Responsibility and the European Union

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075155
eISBN:
9781781701621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075155.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines accountability as a sub-practice of EU governance. It first distinguishes between political and other forms of accountability, then tries to spell out the basic rationale behind ... More


Introduction

J. R. LUCAS

in Responsibility

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235781
eISBN:
9780191679117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235781.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter briefly sets out the purpose of the book, which is to offer a single organizing idea which makes sense of a large range of moral, legal, and political discourse on ... More


Responsibility as a Form of Accountability and the UN Legal Order

Antonios Tzanakopoulos

in Disobeying the Security Council: Countermeasures against Wrongful Sanctions

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600762
eISBN:
9780191725210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600762.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In introducing the book, this chapter discusses whether it is meaningful to study the question of ‘accountability’ of international organizations in general, and of the United Nations Security ... More


From Technocrats to Politicians: The Commissioners

Anchrit Wille

in The Normalization of the European Commission: Politics and Bureaucracy in the EU Executive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665693
eISBN:
9780191755989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665693.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter links reforms in the legal and political framework of the EU Commission to a transformation that has turned the college of commissioners into a genuinely political rather than a ... More


The Constitutional Framework

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0014
Subject:
History, Political History

A constitution is defined as the definitive and legally-binding rules and principles governing a state or a country. Constitution is significant as it describes the power and functions of government ... More


Ombudsmen, Tribunals, Inquiries: Re-fashioning Accountability Beyond the Courts

Mark Elliott

in Accountability in the Contemporary Constitution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199670024
eISBN:
9780191749414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670024.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Courts play a prominent and significant role in holding public bodies to account in the UK, most obviously through the exercise of powers of judicial review. However, the accountability ‘system’ ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The Constitution includes a large number of non-legal conventional rules with most of them dealing with responsibilities of the major organs and officers of government and with the relations between ... More


Weak governments in search of strength: Africa's experience of mercenaries and private military companies

Angela McIntyre and Taya Weiss

in From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228485
eISBN:
9780191711435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228485.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Although one of the main concerns with PMCs today is that they constitute a threat to the state's monopoly of violence, the involvement of PMC Executive Outcomes in Sierra Leone and Angola in the ... More


The Politics of Justice and Security

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Questions about the desirable extent of political accountability for the actions of those who are in charge of the machinery of justice, and in particular, the mechanisms of prosecution and law ... More


The Principle of Accountability

Henk Addink

in Good Governance: Concept and Context

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198841159
eISBN:
9780191876653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841159.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains the principle of accountability as part of the principles of good governance. The principle of accountability is already far beyond financial accounting, and it comes closer to ... More


Violent Crime, Constitutional Frameworks, and Mass Publics

Lisa L. Miller

in Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190243098
eISBN:
9780190243104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243098.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

This chapter reconsiders the relationship between constitutional frameworks and the role of the public in crime and punishment by arguing that constitutional systems that provide for higher levels of ... More


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