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Executive Leadership and Legislative Assemblies.

Author: Nicholas D J Baldwin
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Library of legislative studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The relationship between a head of government (head of the executive branch) and a nation's parliament or legislative assembly (the legislative branch) has long been the focus for comment and analysis - for example, has the prime minister in the United Kingdom come to a position of dominance at the expense of the power of parliament? Does the American president stand head and shoulders above Congress? Is a French  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baldwin, Nicholas D.J.
Executive Leadership and Legislative Assemblies.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas D J Baldwin
ISBN: 9781317984078 1317984072 9781317984085 1317984080
OCLC Number: 867928516
Notes: The Accountability of the Prime Minister to Parliament.
Description: 1 online resource (605 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. United Kingdom: The Prime Minister and Parliament; Accountability and the British Prime Minister; The Prime Minister and Parliament; Post-War Prime Ministers and Parliament; Churchill 1940-45; Attlee 1945-51; Churchill 1951-55; Eden 1955-57; Macmillan 1957-63; Douglas-Home 1963-64; Wilson 1964-70, 1974-76; Heath 1970-74; Callaghan 1976-79; Thatcher 1979-90; Major 1990-97; Blair 1997-date; The Changing Pattern of Relations between Prime Ministers and Parliament; Answering Parliamentary Questions. Making StatementsGiving Speeches; Intervening in Debates; Direct and Indirect Accountability; Conclusion; 2. United Kingdom: A Comparative Case Study of Labour Prime Ministers Attlee, Wilson, Callaghan and Blair; Attlee: The Leader as Committee Man; Wilson --
The Leader as Fixer; Callaghan --
The Leader as Consensus Figure; Tony Blair --
The Leader as Messiah; 3. United Kingdom: A Comparative Case Study of Conservative Prime Ministers Heath, Thatcher and Major; Edward Heath; Margaret Thatcher; John Major; Conclusion; 4. United Kingdom: Life after Number 10 --
Premiers Emeritus and Parliament. Similarities and Differences in Legislative ActivityHypothesis One: That Callaghan has been the most parliamentarily active premier emeritus in British history.; Hypothesis Two: That the post-war former prime ministers have, as a group, been more active than their pre-war counterparts.; Hypothesis Three: That Conservative premiers emeritus intervene within parliament less often than those premiers emeritus of other parties. Hypothesis Four: That those premiers emeritus who occupy office between Downing Street and the backbenches intervene in parliament more often than those who do not occupy such office. Statesmen and Politicians: A Typology of Premiers Emeritus; Statesmen; Attlee; Eden; Douglas-Home; Callaghan; Major; Politicians; Macmillan; Heath; Thatcher; Churchill and Wilson; Churchill; Wilson; Conclusion; 5. Parliament and the French Government's Domination of the Legislative Process; Rationalising Parliament; Governmental Coordination of Parliamentary Activities. Parliamentary Questions and Ministerial AccountabilityParliament's Reaction to Government Control of The Budgetary Process; Parliament's Increasing eu Legislative Role; Winner Takes All: Union Pour un Mouvement Populaire; 6. Germany: Chancellors and the Bundestag; Institutional and Political Key Characteristics of the German Model; Executive Leadership in the German Parliamentary Arena: From Adenauer to Schröder; Conclusion; 7. The Prime Minister in Scandinavia: 'Superstar' or Supervisor?; Governments and Parliaments in Scandinavia; The Office of the Chief Political Executive.
Series Title: Library of legislative studies.

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In this book - previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Legislative Studies - an international group of scholars examines the relationship between the executive and legislative  Read more...

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