This work approaches the issue of democratic deficit from the angle of accountability, seen in contemporary society as an essential element of democratic government. It looks at differing understandings of the concept in the Member States and at various techniques — political, legal, and managerial — by which accountability can be assured. These include the Parliament as well as national parliaments but extend to less familiar institutions, such as the European Court of Auditors.
|Print publication date: 2002||Print ISBN-13: 9780199245970|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245970.001.0001|