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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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Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

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Reviews the mechanisms of delegation and accountability in post-war Austria. Discusses how political parties structure these processes and analyses the institutional constraints on parliamentary democracy. While the institutional framework makes Austria an imperfect parliamentary system, it is a fully fledged party democracy.

Keywords:   cabinet, civil servants, constitutional amendments, constitutional court, electoral system, federalism, legislation, parliamentary control, political parties, president/head of state

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