Oversight Effectiveness and Political Will : Some Lessons from West Africa

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Pelizzo, Riccardo
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Stapenhurst, Rick
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dc.date.accessioned
2013-12-03T19:45:43Z
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dc.date.available
2013-12-03T19:45:43Z
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dc.date.issued
2013-11-15
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dc.identifier.citation
The Journal of Legislative Studies
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dc.identifier.issn
1357-2334
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dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16346
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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.
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dc.publisher
Taylor and Francis
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dc.relation
World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 IGO
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
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dc.subject
legislative oversight
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international organizations
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executive-legislative relations
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political will
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dc.title
Oversight Effectiveness and Political Will : Some Lessons from West Africa
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.volume
20(2)
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okr.date.disclosure
2015-05-15
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okr.topic
Governance :: Democratic Government
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Governance :: National Governance
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Governance :: Parliamentary Government
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Governance :: Political Systems and Analysis
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okr.topic
Governance :: Politics and Government
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okr.region.geographical
West Africa
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Journal Article
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dc.rights.holder
World Bank
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okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13572334.2013.829277
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External Content
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okr.journal.nbpages
255-261
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okr.globalpractice
Governance
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yes

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