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Democratisation versus accountability - should the European Parliament be given more powers?

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This paper challenges the assertion that European politics would be closer to the citizens´ preferences if decision power were transferred from the Council of Ministers to the European Parliament. On the one hand, citizens benefit from a greater transparency in the Parliament´s debates compared to the Council´s decisions. On the other hand, a powerful European Parliament would be less accountable to the voters of each state since in the European election each state is only decisive with a small probability.

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Robert Schwager

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24327

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