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Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies$
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Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019829784X.001.0001

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Democratic Delegation and Accountability: Cross-national Pattern s

Democratic Delegation and Accountability: Cross-national Pattern s

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(p.109) 4 Democratic Delegation and Accountability: Cross-national Patterns
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Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies
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Torbjörn Bergman (Contributor Webpage)

Wolfgang C. Müller (Contributor Webpage)

Kaare Strøm (Contributor Webpage)

Magnus Blomgren

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019829784X.003.0004

Reviews the patterns of delegation and accountability in 17 Western European parliamentary democracies, over the post-war period. It provides information about the links between voters and MPs, between MPs and the cabinet, within the cabinet, and between ministers and civil servants, discussing potentials for agency loss. It places political parties in the delegation relations and provides a comparative account of Constitution amendments and law making in these states. It concludes by identifying the most common parliamentary delegation mechanisms in Western Europe as well as major empirical exceptions, and the main trends of the 1945–2000 period.

Keywords:   cabinet accountability, campaign regulations, candidate selection, civil service, confidence votes, constitutional amendments, electoral laws, European union, legislative procedures, parliamentary scrutiny, party cohesion, prime ministerial powers

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