Delegation and Accountability in European Integration
The Nordic Parliamentary Democracies and the European Union
Analyzing the effects of the European Union on national decision-making and the chain of delegation and accountability, the authors look at Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Norway. The analyses are based on principal-agent perspective.
Table of Contents
Introduction: delegation and accountability in European integration, Torbjorn Bergman; the EU, the EEA and domestic accountability - how outside forces affect delegation within member states, Arthur Lupia; the European Union and Danish parliamentary democracy, Erik Damgaard, Asbjorn Sonne Norgaard; building elite consensus - parliamentary accountability in Finland, Tapio Raunio, Matti Wiberg; another link in the chain -the effects of EU membership on delegation and accountability in Sweden, Hans Hegeland, Ingvar Mattson; delegation and accountability in an ambiguous system - Iceland and the European Economic Area (EEA), Svanur Kristjansson, Ragnar Kristjansson; adaptation without EU membership - Norway and the European Economic Area, Hanne Marthe Narud, Kaare Strom. Conclusion: the impact of European integration on Nordic parliamentary democracies, Erik Damgaard.
Bergman, Torbjorn; Damgaard, Erik
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