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Independence and Legitimacy in the Institutional System of the European Union

Dominique Ritleng

Abstract

Non-majoritarian bodies, including the European Commission, European Court of Justice, European Central Bank and EU agencies, play an increasing role within the EU’s institutional system. The essays in this volume provide a legal and political analysis, enabling readers to take stock of the increasing recourse to independent bodies, to identify the reasons for granting powers to independent institutions, and the means used to guarantee independence. The essays strive to shed light on the inherent tension between independence and legitimacy and explore ways to reconcile those tensions. The grow ... More

Keywords: non-majoritarian bodies, European Union, independence, legitimacy, accountability, EU’s institutional system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198769798
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769798.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominique Ritleng, editor
Professor of Public and European Law, University of Strasbourg