Deliberate Discretion?

The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy

Author: John D. Huber,Charles R. Shipan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521520706

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 284

View: 1125

This book explains the different approaches legislators use when they write laws.

Legislator Success in Fragmented Congresses in Argentina

Plurality Cartels, Minority Presidents, and Lawmaking

Author: Ernesto Calvo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107065135

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 2539

Plurality-led Congresses are among the most pervasive and least studied phenomena in presidential systems around the world. Often conflated with divided government, where an organized opposition controls a majority of seats in congress, plurality-led congresses are characterized by a party with fewer than 50 percent of the seats still in control of the legislative gates. Extensive gatekeeping authority without plenary majorities, this book shows, leads to policy outcomes that are substantially different from those observed in majority-led congresses. Through detailed analyses of legislative success in Argentina and Uruguay, this book explores the determinants of law enactment in fragmented congresses. It describes in detail how the lack of majority support explains legislative success in standing committees, the chamber directorate, and the plenary floor.

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies

Author: Shane Martin,Thomas Saalfeld,Kaare W. Strøm

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191019070

Category: Political Science

Page: 800

View: 9036

Legislatures are political bodies essential to democracy and the rule of law. They present social scientists with numerous intriguing puzzles, with far-reaching implications for our understanding of political institutions. Why, and how, have these ancient assemblies, established in pre-democratic times, survived the transition to mass democracies? How have they adapted? How do they structure such processes as budgeting, legislation, and executive oversight? How do their members get selected, and what consequences flow from differences in these rules? What roles do committees and political parties play in contemporary legislatures? What functions do legislatures perform in autocratic, semi-democratic or recently democratized societies? What explains the similarities and differences in legislative rules, powers and recruitment? What are the policy and other consequences of variation in how legislatures are organized and function? The 33 chapters in The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies, written by 47 of the most distinguished legislative scholars, provide a comprehensive and up-to-date description and assessment of the state of the art in legislative studies. Key themes explored include theoretical paradigms and methodological approaches to the study of legislatures, representation and legislative careers, internal organization, the role of parties within legislatures and the role of legislatures in policy making and accountability. The Handbook also explores the emergence of parliaments in historical and contemporary contexts, including new democracies and trans-national institutions.

Forschungsdesign in der Politikwissenschaft

Probleme - Strategien - Anwendungen

Author: Thomas Gschwend,Frank Schimmelfennig

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593384353

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

View: 7009

Wer eine Qualifikationsarbeit oder ein Forschungsprojekt konzipiert, muss ein Forschungsdesign entwerfen: eine relevante Forschungsfrage formulieren, Begriffe und Theorien spezifizieren, Fälle und Variablen auswählen und alternative Erklärungen ausschließen. In diesem Band werden unterschiedliche Strategien für Forschungsdesigns mit ihren Vor- und Nachteilen vorgestellt. Dabei werden praktische Tipps vermittelt und an konkreten Beispielen illustriert.

Mechanismen der Politik

strategische Interaktion im deutschen Regierungssystem

Author: Steffen Ganghof,Philip Manow

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593377018

Category: Germany

Page: 275

View: 9219


The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government

Author: Donald P. Haider-Markel

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191611964

Category: Political Science

Page: 976

View: 6249

The Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government is an historic undertaking. It contains a wide range of essays that define the important questions in the field, evaluate where we are in answering them, and set the direction and terms of discourse for future work. The Handbook will have a substantial influence in defining the field for years to come. The chapters critically assess both the key works of state and local politics literature and the ways in which the sub-field has developed. It covers the main areas of study in subnational politics by exploring the central contributions to the comparative study of institutions, behavior, and policy in the American context. Each chapter outlines an agenda for future research.

Exclusion by Elections

Author: John D. Huber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107182948

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 7291

Exclusion by Elections develops a theory about the circumstances under which 'class identities' as opposed to 'ethnic identities' become salient in democratic politics, and links this theory to issues of inequality and government efforts to redress the balance. The book argues that in societies with even modest levels of ethnic diversity, inequality invites ethnic politics, and ethnic politics results in less redistribution than class politics. Thus, contrary to workhorse theoretical models of redistribution in social science, where inequality should be related to more redistribution, the argument here is that inequality often makes it more difficult for democracies to adopt policies that redress inequality. Instead, incentives in electoral competition can lead to a situation where inequality becomes reinforced by inequality itself. The author explores the argument empirically by examining cross-national patterns of voting behaviour, redistribution and democratic transitions.

France and the European Union

After the Referendum on the European Constitution

Author: Emiliano Grossman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415442428

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 7652

The character of international trade has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of European Public Policy, this volume provides a 'state of the art' study of the new trade politics.

Annual review of political science

Author: Annual Reviews, Inc

Publisher: Annual Reviews


Category: Political science

Page: N.A

View: 2434

The mission of Annual review of political science is to provide systematic, periodic examinations of the field through critical authoritative reviews. The comprehensive critical review not only summarizes a topic but also roots out errors of fact or concept and provokes discussion that will lead to new research activity. Each review contains title, author(s), key words, abstracts, review and bibliography.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3427


France's Political Institutions at 50

Author: Emiliano Grossman,Nicolas Sauger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 8979

50 years after the creation of the 5th Republic, French politics is again undergoing profound changes. This volume examines current legislative reforms in France as well as outlining major perspectives for future development.

Representative Government in Modern Europe

Author: Michael Gallagher,Michael Laver,Peter Mair

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages


Category: Political Science

Page: 482

View: 6674

The fourth edition of Representative Government in Modern Europe continues the tradition of previous editions by uniting the theoretical analysis of representative government and its application to the real world of politics. The unique focus of this book, as always, is on the core features of representative government as they manifest themselves across the whole of modern Europe. The book identifies and discusses broad themes and patterns in the politics of modern Europe, and examines these in the context of the whole of modern Europe--not, as some other books do, only with regard to a handful of often atypical countries. Europe has been transformed since the first edition by the dramatic democratization of many of the former Communist states of central and eastern Europe. Thus the fourth edition has also been transformed -- country coverage has been extended to include all of the eight post-communist states that are now members of the EU and discussion of politics in these countries has been integrated into the main body of text and tables. being in May 2004 and the discussion reflects the ways in which thinking about representative government has changed as a result of these dramatic developments.

Implementing Public Policy

An Introduction to the Study of Operational Governance

Author: Michael Hill,Peter Hupe

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited


Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 5649

This Second Edition of Michael Hill and Peter L. Hupe's popular textbook introduces students to the major themes in public policy implementation and relates them to contemporary developments in thinking about governance. Revised and updated, it includes a new chapter that covers the policy implementation initiatives introduced under the Blair governments in the UK.

Soziologie - Kapitalismus - Kritik

Eine Debatte

Author: Klaus Dörre,Stephan Lessenich,Hartmut Rosa

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873234X

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 9065

Einst gehörte es zu den zentralen Aufgaben der Soziologie, die moderne Gesellschaft über die sozialen Voraussetzungen und Konsequenzen ihrer Krisenhaftigkeit aufzuklären. Diesem heute oft vernachlässigten Anliegen fühlen sich die Autoren dieses Bandes verpflichtet und stellen die Frage nach dem zeitdiagnostischen Potential soziologischer Analyse in den Mittelpunkt einer Debatte. Zeitdiagnostisch fundierte Gesellschaftskritik, so eine ihrer Thesen, gehört zum Kerngeschäft der Soziologie. Eine zweite besagt, daß jede Gesellschaftskritik der Gegenwart notwendig auch Kapitalismuskritik sein muß. Anhand von drei unterschiedlichen, aber komplementären Perspektiven auf aktuelle Prozesse der Landnahme, der Aktivierung und der Beschleunigung wird eine soziologische Kritik der Gegenwartsgesellschaft entfaltet, die zugleich Ansatzpunkte für politisches Handeln aufzeigt.

Governance im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9789264589360


Page: 264

View: 8442

Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.