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Between Federation and Confederation: the EU's 'Accountability Deficit' as the Result of Structural Hybridity

SKILLEN, LAURA M (2017) Between Federation and Confederation: the EU's 'Accountability Deficit' as the Result of Structural Hybridity. Institute for Federalism, University of Fribourg - IFF Working Paper Online, . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The European Union is increasingly a model for other organisations around the world, from ASEAN to the Eurasian Economic Union. This paper analyses the EU as a partly-federal and partly-confederal body, and argues that its hybrid nature and corresponding lack of governmental and institutional clarity lead to an accountability deficit. This deficit may be exploited by Eurosceptic parties, causing the EU to be held accountable at an institutional level.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: L.M. Skillen
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2019 10:44 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2019 09:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75804 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
SKILLEN, LAURA M: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1170-6434
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