[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies PDF
Author: Shane Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199653011
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Category : Political Science
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The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies

by Shane Martin, release date 2014, The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies books, Over the past five years, legislative studies have emerged as a field of inquiry in political science. Many political science associations, both national and international, have created standing sections on legislative studies. There has also been a proliferation of literature on legislatures and legislators. This book focuses on legislatures and how they matter, how they have adapted to changes such as globalization and judicialization, and how they have survived the transition to mass democracies.




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies PDF
Author: Shane Martin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191019070
Size: 46.94 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 800
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The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies

by Shane Martin, release date 2014-06-19, The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Legislative Studies books, 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.




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of The American Congress

The Oxford Handbook of the American Congress PDF
Author: Eric Schickler
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191628263
Size: 43.34 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 944
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The Oxford Handbook Of The American Congress

by Eric Schickler, release date 2013-03-14, The Oxford Handbook Of The American Congress Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of The American Congress books, No legislature in the world has a greater influence over its nation's public affairs than the US Congress. The Congress's centrality in the US system of government has placed research on Congress at the heart of scholarship on American politics. Generations of American government scholars working in a wide range of methodological traditions have focused their analysis on understanding Congress, both as a lawmaking and a representative institution. The purpose of this volume is to take stock of this impressive and diverse literature, identifying areas of accomplishment and promising directions for future work. The editors have commissioned 37 chapters by leading scholars in the field, each chapter critically engages the scholarship focusing on a particular aspect of congressional politics, including the institution's responsiveness to the American public, its procedures and capacities for policymaking, its internal procedures and development, relationships between the branches of government, and the scholarly methodologies for approaching these topics. The Handbook also includes chapters addressing timely questions, including partisan polarization, congressional war powers, and the supermajoritarian procedures of the contemporary Senate. Beyond simply bringing readers up to speed on the current state of research, the volume offers critical assessments of how each literature has progressed - or failed to progress - in recent decades. The chapters identify the major questions posed by each line of research and assess the degree to which the answers developed in the literature are persuasive. The goal is not simply to tell us where we have been as a field, but to set an agenda for research on Congress for the next decade. The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics are a set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of scholarship on American politics. Each volume focuses on a particular aspect of the field. The project is under the General Editorship of George C. Edwards III, and distinguished specialists in their respective fields edit each volume. The Handbooks aim not just to report on the discipline, but also to shape it as scholars critically assess the scholarship on a topic and propose directions in which it needs to move. The series is an indispensable reference for anyone working in American politics. General Editor for The Oxford Handbooks of American Politics: George C. Edwards III




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Political Institutions

The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions PDF
Author: R. A. W. Rhodes
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191563390
Size: 15.78 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 840
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by R. A. W. Rhodes, release date 2008-06-13, The Oxford Handbook Of Political Institutions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Political Institutions books, The study of political institutions is among the founding pillars of political science. With the rise of the 'new institutionalism', the study of institutions has returned to its place in the sun. This volume provides a comprehensive survey of where we are in the study of political institutions, covering both the traditional concerns of political science with constitutions, federalism and bureaucracy and more recent interest in theory and the constructed nature of institutions. The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions draws together a galaxy of distinguished contributors drawn from leading universities across the world. Authoritative reviews of the literature and assessments of future research directions will help to set the research agenda for the next decade.




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics PDF
Author: Susan Carol Stokes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199278480
Size: 78.62 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 1021
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by Susan Carol Stokes, release date 2007, The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Politics Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Politics books, The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics offers a critical survey of the field of empirical political science through the collection of a set of chapters written by 48 top scholars in the discipline of comparative politics




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Electoral Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems PDF
Author: Erik S. Herron
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190258659
Size: 60.57 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 1016
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The Oxford Handbook Of Electoral Systems

by Erik S. Herron, release date 2018, The Oxford Handbook Of Electoral Systems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Electoral Systems books, Machine generated contents note: -- 1. Terminology and Basic Rules of Electoral Systems -- Erik S. Herron, Robert J. Pekkanen, and Matthew S. Shugart -- Part I. Foundations of Electoral Systems -- 2. Dimensions of Variation in Electoral Systems -- Michael Gallagher and Paul Mitchell -- 3. Electoral System Effects on Party Systems -- Matthew S. Shugart and Rein Taagepera -- 4. Party System Effects on Electoral Systems -- Josep M. Colomer -- 5. Electoral System Design in New Democracies -- John M. Carey -- 6. Electoral System Change -- Alan Renwick -- Part II. Issues and Representation -- 7. Social Diversity, Electoral Systems, and the Party System -- Robert Moser, Ethan Scheiner, and Heather Stoll -- 8. Electoral Systems and Ethnic Minority Representation -- David Lublin and Shaun Bowler -- 9. Electoral Systems and Women's Representation -- Mona Lena Krook -- 10. Electoral Systems and Voter Turnout -- Daniel M. Smith -- 11. Electoral Systems and Citizen-Elite Ideological Congruence -- Matthew Golder and Benjamin Ferland -- 12. Electoral Systems and Issue Polarization -- James F. Adams and Nathan J. Rexford -- Part III. Electoral Systems and the Wider Political System -- 13. Portfolio-maximizing Strategic Voting in Parliamentary Elections -- Gary W. Cox -- 14. Presidential and Legislative Elections -- Mark P. Jones -- 15. Electoral Systems and Legislative Organization -- Shane Martin -- 16. Electoral Systems and Roles in the Legislative Arena -- Audrey André and Sam Depauw -- 17. Electoral Systems and Constituency Service -- Brian F. Crisp and William M. Simoneau -- 18. Direct Democracy and Referendums -- Matt Qvortrup -- 19. Electoral Systems in Authoritarian States -- Jennifer Gandhi and Abigail L. Heller -- Part IV. Electoral Systems and Research Design -- 20. Election Data and Levels of Analysis -- Ken Kollman -- 21. Experimental Research Design in the Study of Electoral Systems -- Joshua Tucker and Dominik Duell -- 22. Reconciling Approaches in the Study of Mixed-Member Electoral Systems -- Erik S. Herron, Kuniaki Nemoto, and Misa Nishikawa -- Part V. Holding Elections -- 23. Election Administration -- Thad E. Hall -- 24. Electoral Systems and Electoral Integrity -- Pippa Norris -- 25. Electoral Systems and Redistricting -- Lisa Handley -- 26. Electoral Systems and Campaign Finance -- Joel W. Johnson -- Part VI. Electoral Systems in Context -- 27. Electoral Systems in Context: The Netherlands -- Kristof Jacobs -- 28. Electoral Systems in Context: Israel -- Reuven Y. Hazan, Reut Itzkovitch-Malka, and Gideon Rahat -- 29. Electoral Systems in Context: Finland -- Åsa von Schoultz -- 30. Electoral Systems in Context: United Kingdom -- Thomas Carl Lundberg -- 31. Electoral Systems in Context: Ireland -- Michael Marsh -- 32. Electoral Systems in Context: France -- Verónica Hoyo -- 33. Electoral Systems in Context: India -- Adam Ziegfeld -- 34. Electoral Systems in Context: United States -- Steven L. Taylor -- 35. Electoral Systems in Context: Canada -- Louis Massicotte -- 36. Electoral Systems in Context: Australia -- Ian McAllister and Toni Makkai -- 37. Electoral Systems in Context: Germany -- Thomas Zittel -- Part VII. Electoral Systems in the Context of Reform -- 38. Electoral Systems in Context: New Zealand -- Jack Vowles -- 39. Electoral Systems in Context: Japan -- Kuniaki Nemoto -- 40. Electoral Systems in Context: Italy -- Gianluca Passarelli -- 41. Electoral Systems in Context: Colombia -- Steven L. Taylor and Matthew S. Shugart -- Part VIII. Electoral Systems in the Context of New Democracies -- 42. Electoral Systems in Context: Ukraine -- Erik S. Herron -- 43. Electoral Systems in Context: Indonesia -- Nathan Allen -- 44. Electoral Systems in Context: South Africa -- Karen E. Ferree




[PDF] The Roles And Function Of Parliamentary Questions

The Roles and Function of Parliamentary Questions PDF
Author: Shane Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135746605
Size: 29.94 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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by Shane Martin, release date 2014-06-03, The Roles And Function Of Parliamentary Questions Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Roles And Function Of Parliamentary Questions books, Parliamentary questions are a feature of almost all national legislatures. Despite this, we know very little about how questions are used by MPs and what impact questions have on controlling the government. This volume advances our theoretical and empirical knowledge of the use of questioning in a number of different parliamentary settings. The propensity of parliamentarians to ask questions indicates that the interrogatories are an important tool for measuring an individual legislator’s job. Ultimately, how a parliamentarian chooses to use the questioning tool provides a unique insight into legislator behaviour and role orientation. Many of the chapters in this volume provide new empirical measures of legislator activity and use this data to provide new tests of leading theories of legislator behaviour. At an institutional level, questions provide an important source of information for the chamber and are a critical tool of government oversight – as many of the chapters in the volume indicate. Evidence of the impact of questions on executive and bureaucratic oversight challenges conventional views of parliaments as weak and ineffective parts of the political process. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies.




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Political Networks

The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks PDF
Author: Jennifer Nicoll Victor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190228210
Size: 12.93 MB
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Category : Policy networks
Languages : en
Pages : 982
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The Oxford Handbook Of Political Networks

by Jennifer Nicoll Victor, release date 2018, The Oxford Handbook Of Political Networks Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Political Networks books, Politics is intuitively about relationships, but until recently the network perspective has not been a dominant part of the methodological paradigm that political scientists use to study politics. This volume is a foundational statement about networks in the study of politics.




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Political Science PDF
Author: Robert E. Goodin
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191619795
Size: 59.39 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 1312
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by Robert E. Goodin, release date 2011-07-07, The Oxford Handbook Of Political Science Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Political Science books, Drawing on the rich resources of the ten-volume series of The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science, this one-volume distillation provides a comprehensive overview of all the main branches of contemporary political science: political theory; political institutions; political behavior; comparative politics; international relations; political economy; law and politics; public policy; contextual political analysis; and political methodology. Sixty-seven of the top political scientists worldwide survey recent developments in those fields and provide penetrating introductions to exciting new fields of study. Following in the footsteps of the New Handbook of Political Science edited by Robert Goodin and Hans-Dieter Klingemann a decade before, this Oxford Handbook will become an indispensable guide to the scope and methods of political science as a whole. It will serve as the reference book of record for political scientists and for those following their work for years to come.




[PDF] The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Constitutional Law

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law PDF
Author: Michel Rosenfeld
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640174
Size: 35.70 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
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The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Constitutional Law

by Michel Rosenfeld, release date 2012-05-17, The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Constitutional Law Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Comparative Constitutional Law books, The field of comparative constitutional law has grown immensely over the past couple of decades. Once a minor and obscure adjunct to the field of domestic constitutional law, comparative constitutional law has now moved front and centre. Driven by the global spread of democratic government and the expansion of international human rights law, the prominence and visibility of the field, among judges, politicians, and scholars has grown exponentially. Even in the United States, where domestic constitutional exclusivism has traditionally held a firm grip, use of comparative constitutional materials has become the subject of a lively and much publicized controversy among various justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. The trend towards harmonization and international borrowing has been controversial. Whereas it seems fair to assume that there ought to be great convergence among industrialized democracies over the uses and functions of commercial contracts, that seems far from the case in constitutional law. Can a parliamentary democracy be compared to a presidential one? A federal republic to a unitary one? Moreover, what about differences in ideology or national identity? Can constitutional rights deployed in a libertarian context be profitably compared to those at work in a social welfare context? Is it perilous to compare minority rights in a multi-ethnic state to those in its ethnically homogeneous counterparts? These controversies form the background to the field of comparative constitutional law, challenging not only legal scholars, but also those in other fields, such as philosophy and political theory. Providing the first single-volume, comprehensive reference resource, the 'Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law' will be an essential road map to the field for all those working within it, or encountering it for the first time. Leading experts in the field examine the history and methodology of the discipline, the central concepts of constitutional law, constitutional processes, and institutions - from legislative reform to judicial interpretation, rights, and emerging trends.