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Power‐Sharing Institutions: Executive Formation and Federalism

Benjamin Reilly

in Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia-Pacific

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286874
eISBN:
9780191713156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286874.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter examines the theory and practice of the various approaches to the sharing and dividing of governing power in the Asia-Pacific. It first looks at the broad issues of executive structure ... More


The Wave of Power‐Sharing Democracy

Arend Lijphart

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Sets out the basic theory of consociational democracy, and reviews the main points of agreement and disagreement among political scientists concerning its utility as a model of democratic ... More


Majoritarian or Power‐Sharing Government

Andrew Reynolds

in Electoral Systems and Democratization in Southern Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295105
eISBN:
9780191600128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295103.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This is the last of four chapters that discusses the theoretical underpinnings of the research on democratization in southern Africa that is described in the book, as well as provides qualitative ... More


The Anglo-Irish Agreement: Folly or Statecraft?

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter analyses the significance of the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985, and using research and interview material critically assesses explanations as to why it was signed. It evaluates the ... More


Power and Responsibility

Christopher K. Ansell

in Pragmatist Democracy: Evolutionary Learning as Public Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199772438
eISBN:
9780199918997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772438.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

With the exception of Mary Parker Follett’s work, Pragmatists have not developed an explicit approach to managing power. This chapter argues that Pragmatism can broadly adopt a separation-of powers ... More


A Rationalist Account of Intergovernmental Institution‐Building

Nicole Bolleyer

in Intergovernmental Cooperation: Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570607
eISBN:
9780191721953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570607.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

The chapter introduces a rationalist framework to account for intergovernmental institution-building. It argues that institutional choices in multilevel systems are driven by the nature of ... More


The Nature of the Agreement

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter provides a comprehensive constitutional and political evaluation of the Agreement of 1998. It explains that the Agreement is consistent with the four central pillars of consociational ... More


Institutions and Coalition Building in Post‐Communist Transitions

Olga Shvetsova

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

In the ten years of post‐communist transition, the countries of Eastern and Central Europe have passed through several election cycles, providing new evidence of the influence of formal political ... More


Elections and Exit Strategies: No Exit Without a Strategy, or No Strategy Without an Exit?

Simon Chesterman

in You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199263486
eISBN:
9780191600999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263485.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The transfer of power to a legitimate and sustainable local authority, typically mediated through an election, is the central purpose of any transitional administration. Elections and other ‘exit ... More


Democracy and Development

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246663
eISBN:
9780191599392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246661.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Starts with a survey of the waves of democratization in the twentieth century. The matter of explanation is then addressed. Different socio‐economic theories are scrutinized: the modernization ... More


A New Mode of State

Axel Hadenius

in Institutions and Democratic Citizenship

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246663
eISBN:
9780191599392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246661.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Analyses the development of a new mode of state in the Middle Ages in Europe. This was the emergence of an interactive state, signified by a regulated intercourse between state and society. This was ... More


Intergovernmental Institutionalization in the United States

Nicole Bolleyer

in Intergovernmental Cooperation: Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570607
eISBN:
9780191721953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570607.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

In the U.S. power-sharing within the states favours the creation of strong intergovernmental arrangements. Complete alternations are rare, government interests are fairly stable, relative autonomy ... More


Consensus Democracy: Pacification and Accommodation

Frank Hendriks

in Vital Democracy: A Theory of Democracy in Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572786
eISBN:
9780191722370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572786.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

Consensus democracy refers to a general model of integrative‐indirect democracy, a specific version of which can be found in countries like the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria. ... More


Intergovernmental Integration in Canada, Switzerland, and the United States

Nicole Bolleyer

in Intergovernmental Cooperation: Rational Choices in Federal Systems and Beyond

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570607
eISBN:
9780191721953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570607.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter demonstrates that power-concentration in the Canadian provinces leads to weak integration, while voluntary power-sharing in the Swiss cantons favours strong links between ... More


Constitutional Design: Proposals Versus Processes

Donald L. Horowitz

in The Architecture of Democracy: Constitutional Design, Conflict Management, and Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246465
eISBN:
9780191600135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246467.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The essence of democracy is that it is indigenous, and the practice over importing a model of democratic governance from outside virtually assures its non‐democratic character, unless a very ... More


Special Status for Tatarstan: Validity of Claims and Limits on Sovereignty

Alexei Zverev

in Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199258710
eISBN:
9780191601880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258716.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The first section of this chapter places Tatarstan within the theoretical debate on secession. The second and third sections trace the historical evolution of Tatar national and cultural identity and ... More


Britain and Ireland: Towards a Post-nationalist Archipelago

Richard Kearney

in Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199258710
eISBN:
9780191601880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258716.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Tracing the genesis and development of British and Irish nationalism, the author argues that both national identities emerged in a mimetic and symbiotic dialectic culminating in violent conflict. ... More


Introduction: Inhibited Consensual Leadership within an Interdependent Confederal Europe

Jack Hayward

in Leaderless Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Piecemeal power-sharing by nation statesmen has inconspicuously promoted incremental complex change over time, and this has produced outcomes of imprecise parentage. The result is a polycentric ... More


Party-Building and the Prospects for Democracy

Adrienne LeBas

in From Protest to Parties: Party-Building and Democratization in Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199546862
eISBN:
9780191728594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546862.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The conclusion of the book reflects on the implications of the book’s arguments for theories of democratization and for policies of democracy promotion. Strong opposition parties are necessary for ... More


Policy Drift: Shared Powers and the Making of U.S. Law and Policy

Norma M. Riccucci

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479845040
eISBN:
9781479896356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845040.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Policy Drift: Shared Powers and the Making of U.S. Law and Policy is a seminal book that closely examines the role of shared powers on shifts or drifts in three critical areas of domestic public ... More


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