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Problems of accountability in the European Union

Harlow, Carol


Summary: This chapter explores the concept of accountability as it operates in the European Union, weighing the importance of political accountability against managerial and audit accountability. The existing machinery for accountability is evaluated and political “accountability gap” identified. The vertical transfer of functions to the institutions of a transnational system of governance which, it is argued, are not designed for purposes of accountability, is seen as weakening national...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES)
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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