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Parliamentary democracy in Europe ; v. 4.
"Oversight of executives has always been a key function of parliaments and one which is central to developing the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government. However, in reality governments are taking a more pronounced role in controlling legislation, diluting the influence of parliament. This book plots this trend in parliaments across Europe, to illustrate points of convergence and divergence. In so doing, it suggest tools and methods that parliaments can develop to bolster their crucial oversight role"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : oversight of the executives : a European approach Oversight as a relational function linking parliaments to executives Instances of parliamentary oversight in dialogue with other parliamentary functions Classifying oversight tools according to parliamentary practice Parliamentary oversight in bicameral systems : what role for upper houses? Parliaments in international affairs : fostering democracy through the oversight of government action Parliamentary oversight in the EU constitutional dimension : the polycentric paradigm Parliamentary oversight of budget : a trade-off with budgetary decision-making? Conclusions : from law-making to oversight? : a concrete perspective for European parliamentarism.
Source of Description
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 02, 2020).
Available in Other Form
Print version: Griglio, Elena, 1978- Parliamentary oversight of the executives Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Hart Publishing, 2020.