Journal Article

Oversight Effectiveness and Political Will : Some Lessons from West Africa

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
dc.contributor.author
Pelizzo, Riccardo
dc.contributor.author
Stapenhurst, Rick
dc.date.accessioned
2013-12-03T19:45:43Z
dc.date.available
2013-12-03T19:45:43Z
dc.date.issued
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.
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dc.identifier.citation
The Journal of Legislative Studies
dc.identifier.issn
1357-2334
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/16346
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Taylor and Francis
dc.relation
World Bank
dc.relation.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
legislative oversight
dc.subject
international organizations
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executive-legislative relations
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political will
dc.title
Oversight Effectiveness and Political Will : Some Lessons from West Africa
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dc.type
Journal Article
okr.date.disclosure
2015-05-15
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype
Publications & Research
okr.externalcontent
External Content
okr.globalpractice
Governance
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yes
okr.journal.nbpages
255-261
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.geographical
West Africa
okr.relation.associatedurl
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13572334.2013.829277
okr.topic
Governance :: Democratic Government
okr.topic
Governance :: National Governance
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Governance :: Parliamentary Government
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Governance :: Political Systems and Analysis
okr.topic
Governance :: Politics and Government
okr.volume
20(2)

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