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Accountability and the Separation of Talk and Action

Johan P. Olsen.

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 13936 words.

Democratic agents are supposed to speak the truth so that there is consistency between what they do and what they say. There is, nevertheless, a tension between cultural demands for...

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Alcide De Gasperi and Palmiro Togliatti

Aldo Agosti.

in The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; European Union. 9420 words.

Alcide de Gasperi and Palmiro Togliatti were the two pivotal figures of the early postwar period. Despite their different political outlook, the two collaborated during the last phase of...

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Ambiguity and the Politics of Accountability

Johan P. Olsen.

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 9313 words.

In mainstream principal–agent approaches, as well as in much democratic theory and organization theory, accountability is linked to a belief in human agency and history determined by human...

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Analysing Domestic Adaptation to European Integration Empirically

Thomas Winzen.

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 10083 words.

This chapter analyses variation in the strength of national parliaments’ oversight institutions across countries, and in the likelihood of reforms of oversight institutions in response to...

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Appendix. Surveying elites: information on the study design and field report of the IntUne elite survey

György Lengyel and Stefan Jahr.

in The Europe of Elites

March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union; Comparative Politics. 6801 words.

This chapter provides information about the sampling principles and procedures related to data capture for the international IntUne project. This data formed a comprehensive database...

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At the Centre of a Galaxy

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou.

in Prime Ministers in Greece

July 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 15243 words.

The chapter examines the prime-ministerial tenures of Andreas Papandreou (1981–9 and 1993–6). It starts with a review of the formative experiences that shaped his leadership credentials. It...

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Bettino Craxi and Giulio Andreotti

Antonio Varsori.

in The Oxford Handbook of Italian Politics

November 2015; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Comparative Politics; European Union. 8225 words.

Bettino Craxi and Giulio Andreotti played a leading role in Italy’s political life in the 1980s. Andreotti rose to prominence as Defense Minister in the 1960s, developing close links with...

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Comparative Regional Integration: Theoretical Developments

Walter Mattli.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Union

August 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; European Union; Comparative Politics. 6448 words.

Comparative regional integration has emerged over the last decade as an exciting area of research. Interest was sparked, in part, by a new wave of integration in Asia, Africa, and the...

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Conclusion Geo-Economic Semi-Hegemony

Hans Kundnani.

in The Paradox of German Power

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union; Comparative Politics. 3185 words.

This chapter concludes that the “German question” has re-emerged now in a new form and has been resolved. The question is defined by a complex interaction between structural and ideological...

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Conclusions

Jonathan Zeitlin.

in Extending Experimentalist Governance?

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union; Comparative Politics. 13271 words.

This chapter reviews the book’s empirical findings and analyses their implications for the relationship between the development of experimentalist governance within and beyond the EU. Its...

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