By Nicholas Aylott
Political events are crucial for the functioning of parliamentary democracy yet how have events tailored to the demanding situations created via the expansion of a brand new layer of political decision-making on the supranational point, i.e. the european? This comparative survey specializes in events in 4 Nordic international locations, together with Norway, which continues to be outdoor the ecu.
Read Online or Download Political Parties in Multi-Level Polities: The Nordic Countries Compared PDF
Similar elections books
A Harper Perennial Political vintage, The Making of the President 1960 is the groundbreaking nationwide bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the 1960 presidential crusade and the election of John F. Kennedy. With this narrative historical past of yank politics in motion, Theodore White revolutionized the best way presidential campaigns are said.
Within the first entire learn of election legislations because the ultimate court docket determined Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Court’s function in regulating elections. Drawing at the case records of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Court’s intervention in political procedure instances to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v.
This book examines stories of Romani political participation in japanese and western Europe, offering an realizing of the rising political area that over eight million Romani electorate occupy within the european, and addressing matters relating to the socio-political conditions of Romani groups inside ecu international locations.
How do British elections paintings? What approximately neighborhood elections and by-elections? How are applicants selected? What has been the effect of adjustments brought via the current govt? How can a regular voter play his or her half? And why achieve this few humans vote nowadays? Dick Leonard, a political journalist and previous MP, and Roger Mortimore, an opinion pollster, conceal all features of British elections during this up-to-date version of the normal paintings, together with complete tables of statistics and effects.
Additional resources for Political Parties in Multi-Level Polities: The Nordic Countries Compared
As we have seen, holding government office is likely to make the agent less accountable to either or both principals (the party organisation and the parliamentary group) – and a state’s EU membership is only likely to exacerbate the problem. As a minister, this party leader is likely to participate in the Union’s Council of Ministers. The Council is a legislative body, but unlike all other democratic legislatures it does not operate in public. This presents obvious challenges to the principals in monitoring their agent.
The agent knows, moreover, that it has to keep the principal sufficiently happy for that delegation deal to be renewed. Yet within these parameters, we assume that the principal will constantly strive for greater control and accountability from the agent, while the agent will push for greater autonomy in undertaking its assigned tasks – or, of course, in pursuing its own distinct interests. This inherent tension means that the terms of the delegation relationship will vary, both over time and across cases, depending on certain contextual factors.
We, however, take no normative position on whether parties should be internally democratic. We simply acknowledge that most parties are internally democratic, at least to some extent; and we try to establish how well, in principal–agent terms, this channel of delegation and accountability works in some contemporary cases. Of course, though, if our conclusion should be that the intra-party channel has begun to fail, it would be quite reasonable to infer normatively that something ought to be done about it.
Political Parties in Multi-Level Polities: The Nordic Countries Compared by Nicholas Aylott