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Comparative Perspectives on Accountability and Constitutional Reform

DIANA WOODHOUSE

in Ministers and Parliament: Accountability in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278924
eISBN:
9780191684265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278924.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Previous chapters examined the reform of the select committee system and the changes within the civil service, both of which have an impact upon the operation of ministerial responsibility. A ... More


Conclusions

Albert N Link and Jamie R. Link

in Government as Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369458
eISBN:
9780199871018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369458.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter concludes the book with a brief summary of the entrepreneurial policy actions discussed in previous chapters that resulted in a public/private partnership aimed at leveraging either ... More


Media and public accountability: typology and research agenda

Sandra Jacobs and Thomas Schillemans

in Media and Governance: Exploring the Role of News Media in Complex Systems of Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447341437
eISBN:
9781447341475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341437.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The role of the media in public accountability has often been discussed. This is especially the case for public sector organisations, whose accountability relations have changed in the shift from ... More


Submajority Voting Rules: Forcing Accountability

Adrian Vermeule

in Mechanisms of Democracy: Institutional Design Writ Small

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333466
eISBN:
9780199855384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333466.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Legal and political theories have focused on supermajority rules, which require a fraction of votes greater than 1/2+1 to change the status quo, and thus empower a minority to block change. This ... More


Historical Perspectives on Public Accountability

Albert N. Link and John T. Scott

in Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public R&D

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199729685
eISBN:
9780199894697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729685.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Program evaluation is motivated in this chapter on the basis of the historical origins of public accountability. Details of legislation within the past two decades are overviewed with an emphasis on ... More


Government as Entrepreneur

Albert N. Link and Jamie R. Link

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195369458
eISBN:
9780199871018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369458.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Government acts as entrepreneur when its involvement in market activities is both innovative and characterized by entrepreneurial risk. Thinking of government as entrepreneur is a unique lens through ... More


A government in search of cover: Private military companies in Iraq

David Isenberg

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/9780199228485.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The use and conduct of PMCs in Iraq have posed different problems and challenges to regulation. This is illustrated most starkly by the difference in treatment of individuals implicated in the Abu ... 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


The President's Personal Bureaucracy: Administrative Accountability and the Unitary Executive

in Madison's Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226749396
eISBN:
9780226749426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226749426.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter investigates how Presidents Ronald Reagan through Bush 43 have sought to extend the control and how, if they and their successors prevail in this campaign, presidentialism is likely to ... More


Criminal Responsibility and Public Reason

RA Duff and SE Marshall

in Law and Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237159
eISBN:
9780191705427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237159.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter begins with a conception of the criminal trial as the forum in which criminal responsibility is formally and publicly actualized, and with an explication of the idea of responsibility as ... More


Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Legal Problems and Political Prospects

George A. Bermann, Matthias Herdegen, and Peter L. Lindseth (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298922
eISBN:
9780191685545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298922.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International regulatory relations have commonly been viewed through the prism of international organizations on the one hand, and international trade disputes on the other. However, neither of these ... More


Contesting the Night

Phil Hadfield

in Bar Wars: Contesting the Night in Contemporary British Cities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199297856
eISBN:
9780191700866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297856.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This final chapter draws together and extends the book's main arguments concerning both the policing and control of urban spaces and the nature of the regulatory processes which govern the night-time ... More


Media and Governance: Exploring the Role of News Media in Complex Systems of Governance

Thomas Schillemans and Jon Pierre (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447341437
eISBN:
9781447341475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341437.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this updated volume explores the intersections between governance and media in western democracies, which have undergone profound recent ... More


Accountability

Malcolm Anderson

in In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199693641
eISBN:
9780191803758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693641.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter deals with the issue of accountability of the police and gendarmerie in France since the beginning of the Third Republic. It begins with an overview of four types of accountability: ... More


Entangling and disentangling governance and the media

Thomas Schillemans and Jon Pierre

in Media and Governance: Exploring the Role of News Media in Complex Systems of Governance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447341437
eISBN:
9781447341475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341437.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

First published as a special issue of Policy & Politics, this updated volume explores the intersections between governance and media in western democracies, which have undergone profound recent ... More


Perfecting Sovereignty?

Chris Armstrong

in Justice and Natural Resources: An Egalitarian Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198702726
eISBN:
9780191772306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702726.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the idea that our priority ought to be to reform the international trade in resources so as to deliver on popular resource sovereignty, and to deliver upon an ideal of ‘public ... More


Guardianship and the New Gilded Age: Insular Politics and the Perils of Elite Rule

Joe Soss and Lawrence R. Jacobs

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Since the 1970s, governing elites in America have become increasingly insulated from democratic processes and public accountability. A more sequestered form of elite rule, in turn, has led to rising ... More


Policy Space for Health in the Context of Emerging European Trade Policies

Meri Koivasalo and Nicola Watt

in Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues Volume 16

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688999
eISBN:
9780191768118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688999.003.0034
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the implications for health of trade agreements between wealthy countries. It focuses on the area of negotiations for services, investment, and government procurement as part of ... More


The Grievance Redress System under the Right to Education Act

Florian Matthey-Prakash

in The Right to Education in India: The Importance of Enforceability of a Fundamental Right

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199494286
eISBN:
9780199097067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494286.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 5 examines the conceptual set-up of the grievance redress system created by the Right to Education Act, and analyses studies on its performance. It highlights the deficiencies of the current ... More


A Democracy of Experts: Knowledge and Politics in the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex

Joy Rohde

in Armed with Expertise: The Militarization of American Social Research during the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449673
eISBN:
9780801469602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449673.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter identifies the role of expertise in democracy. The basis of modern scientific authority lies in the supposedly objective and disinterested character of its empirical claims. If ... More


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