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The Cartel Party And The Rise Of The New Extreme Right, Riccardo Pelizzo Nov 2006

The Cartel Party And The Rise Of The New Extreme Right, Riccardo Pelizzo

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


With The Grain Or Against The Grain? Energy Security And Chinese Foreign Policy In The Hu Jintao Era, James T. H. Tang Oct 2006

With The Grain Or Against The Grain? Energy Security And Chinese Foreign Policy In The Hu Jintao Era, James T. H. Tang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Are China’s growing energy needs insatiable, and is a resource war between China and other major energy-consuming countries, such as the United States, inevitable? China’s pursuit of overseas energy resources to feed its fast-growing economy has given rise to observations that energy is now the driving force behind Chinese foreign policy and predictions that potential conflicts between China and other countries are likely to arise as China becomes more aggressive internationally in search of resources.


Richard Rorty And Moral Progress In Global Relations, Eduard Jordaan Aug 2006

Richard Rorty And Moral Progress In Global Relations, Eduard Jordaan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Richard Rorty's navigation of the pitfalls of the cosmopolitan-communitarian debate, concern with human suffering, recognition of the contingency of communal identities and relationships, and his endorsement of liberal societies, by definition inclusive and always in search of a greater justice, make it appear as though his thought can guide us towards greater concern for the world's poor. However, this article questions the progressive potential of Rorty's thought. Obstacles to such (global) moral progress include Rorty's unquestioned statism and his focus on internal outsiders who are suffering and/or oppressed, instead of external outsiders beyond national borders ...


Cartel Parties And Cartel Party Systems: The Italian Case, Riccardo Pelizzo Jan 2006

Cartel Parties And Cartel Party Systems: The Italian Case, Riccardo Pelizzo

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In spite of the fact that Katz and Mair’s cartel party article has been one of the most widely cited, read, discussed, criticized scholarly works of the past decade, Italian politics experts have been somewhat reluctant to apply the cartel party framework to analyze the Italian party system.1 This reluctance was probably motivated by an improper understanding of what the cartel party hypothesis actually entails. Italian politics scholars seemed to think that the cartel is a specific type of oligopolistic market in which the supply of goods is distorted by the collusion of the oligopolistic firms which, by ...


Parliamentary Oversight For Government Accountability, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst, David Olson Jan 2006

Parliamentary Oversight For Government Accountability, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst, David Olson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Public Accounts Committees, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst Jan 2006

Public Accounts Committees, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Democracy And Oversight, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst Jan 2006

Democracy And Oversight, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In the course of the past decade, political science has started paying increasing attention to the study of legislative oversight, which had been previously been described as an important but inadequately researched area of legislative activity (Lees, 1977). Lees’ comment is particularly true with regard to comparative analyses of oversight tools and practices. Some studies have recently discussed the instruments of legislative oversight (Maffio, 2002), other studies have instead investigated how legislative oversight relates to both political variables (Pennings, 2000; Damgaard, 2000; Pelizzo and Stapenhurst, 2004a) and socio-economic conditions (Pelizzo and Stapenhurst, 2004b). In spite of this renewed interest in ...


Ideological Orientation: Does It Still Make A Difference?, Riccardo Pelizzo Jan 2006

Ideological Orientation: Does It Still Make A Difference?, Riccardo Pelizzo

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


A Code Of Conduct For Indonesia: Problems And Perspectives, Riccardo Pelizzo, Bernice Ang Jan 2006

A Code Of Conduct For Indonesia: Problems And Perspectives, Riccardo Pelizzo, Bernice Ang

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

The purpose of the present paper is fairly straightforward. We want to show that institutional reforms, such as the adoption of a conduct code, represent a necessary albeit insufficient condition to curb corruption and promote good governance. As several scholars have pointed out the success of institutional reform in general and the success of codes of conduct in particular depends, among other things, on ideational conditions. With regard to codes of conduct, parliamentary ethics experts believe in fact that the success of a code of conduct depends on whether the individuals who are supposed to be regulated by the disposition ...


The Role Of Parliaments In The Budget Process, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst, David Olson Jan 2006

The Role Of Parliaments In The Budget Process, Riccardo Pelizzo, Rick Stapenhurst, David Olson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.