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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

Ekrem Karakoç.

in Inequality After the Transition

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 8161 words.

This chapter returns to the research question of this study and briefly restates its argument and main findings. It discusses the role of explanatory factors of this study, namely party...

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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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Constitutional Preferences and National Parliamentary Reform

Thomas Winzen.

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 14169 words.

There is something puzzling about parliamentary oversight competences in EU affairs and domestic policy-making alike. The majority parties that would have the voting power to create these...

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Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform

Thomas Winzen.

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 256 pages.

This book provides a comprehensive account of national parliaments’ adaptation to European integration. Advancing an explanation based on political parties’ constitutional preferences, it...

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Constitutional Preferences in Dutch Parliamentary Reform Debates, 1985–2010

Thomas Winzen.

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 9008 words.

This chapter traces debates about the reform of EU-related oversight institutions in the Dutch parliament, the Tweede Kamer, from the mid-1980s to2010. Do the assumptions and mechanisms...

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Continuity and Change

Hans Kundnani.

in The Paradox of German Power

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: European Union; Comparative Politics. 6425 words.

This chapter discusses the opinion of French President Francois Mitterrand who was against German reunification. Mitterrand believed that Germany might attempt to regain the territory it...

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Cross-National Test of the Theory

Ekrem Karakoç.

in Inequality After the Transition

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 9701 words.

The previous chapter posed the primary research question and offered a new theory that encompassed two interrelated arguments. This chapter produces three hypotheses derived from the new...

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Democratic Accountability and the Terms of Political Order

Johan P. Olsen.

in Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 11016 words.

In representative democracies accountability is seen as an ideal and an achievement and also as partially constitutive of democratic government. Democratic accountability implies governance...

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Democratic Accountability, Political Order, and Change

Johan P. Olsen.

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 224 pages.

Ongoing transformations of the political organization of Europe, where both the nation-state and the European Union are challenged, make it possible to explore phenomena that are difficult...

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The Democratic Deficit and Parliamentary Adaptation to Integration

Thomas Winzen.

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 11240 words.

This chapter explains the thesis that national parliaments lose authority from European integration, and embeds it into the broader debate on the democratic deficit of the EU and...

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Divergent Paths of Inequality in Poland and the Czech Republic

Ekrem Karakoç.

in Inequality After the Transition

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Comparative Politics; European Union. 38790 words.

Employing most similar design and process-tracing methodology, this chapter focuses on Poland and the Czech Republic in the postcommunist region. It discusses the divergent paths these two...

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