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Unpublished Paper
A new index of legislative oversight
(2012)
  • riccardo pelizzo
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a new index of legislative oversight. Building on the work by Stapenhurst (2011), who argued that a proper index of legislative oversight capacity should reflect not only legislatures’ internal oversight capacity but also the impact of contextual factors, we devise and propose a modified version of the Stapenhurst. The results of the empirical analyses presented in the paper sustain the claim that when properly operationalized and measured, legislative oversight capacity is a good predictor of legislative oversight effectiveness and other policy relevant results.

Keywords
  • legislative oversight,
  • index,
  • oversight capacity,
  • oversight effectiveness,
  • comparative,
  • corruption
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
riccardo pelizzo. "A new index of legislative oversight" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/riccardo_pelizzo/31/