Oversight Effectiveness and Political Will : Some Lessons from West Africa Pelizzo, Riccardo Stapenhurst, Rick 2013-12-03T19:45:43Z 2013-12-03T19:45:43Z 2013-11-15
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the present note is to advance two theoretical claims. The first claim proposed is that the impact of the availability of oversight tools and of the most broadly understood legislative capacity (availability of material, technical, financial resources; availability of well-trained staff) on the effectiveness with which legislative oversight is performed is conditional. The second claim put forward, after reviewing a rich body of work on executive–legislative relations and legislative oversight in West Africa, is that, of the various conditions that promote or prevent the effective use of oversight tools and capacity, political will is the single most important. These claims have both theoretical and practical relevance, for if political will is as important as is claimed for the effective performance of the oversight function, then international organisations may have to reconsider their approach to legislative strengthening. en
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of Legislative Studies
dc.identifier.issn 1357-2334
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation World Bank
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject legislative oversight
dc.subject international organizations
dc.subject executive-legislative relations
dc.subject political will
dc.title Oversight Effectiveness and Political Will : Some Lessons from West Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication 2015-05-15
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.journal.nbpages 255-261
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.geographical West Africa
okr.topic Governance :: Democratic Government
okr.topic Governance :: National Governance
okr.topic Governance :: Parliamentary Government
okr.topic Governance :: Political Systems and Analysis
okr.topic Governance :: Politics and Government
okr.volume 20(2)
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