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Author Scholten, Miroslava.

Title The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (507 pages)
Series Nijhoff Studies in European Union Law
Nijhoff studies in EU law.
Contents The Political Accountability of EU and us Independent Regulatory Agencies; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Tables, Boxes, and Figures; List of Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: The Political Accountability of EU Agencies; 1.1 The Focus of the Book; 1.2 Concepts, Challenges, and Methods; 1.2.1 Defining, Investigating, and Assessing Political Accountability; 1.2.2 Challenges in Studying the Political Accountability of EU Agencies; 1.2.3 Method; 1.2.4 Sources; 1.2.5 Structure of the Book; 2 Holding EU Agencies to Political Account
2.1 Introducing the Council, the European Parliament, and EU Agencies2.1.1 The Council and the European Parliament; 2.1.2 EU Agencies; 2.2 Investigating the Political Accountability of EU Agencies; 2.2.1 Creation of and Delegation to EU agencies: At the EU Legislator's Discretion; 2.2.2 Appointment and Removal Procedures of EU agencies' Top Officials: A Playground for Political Influences; 2.2.3 Accountability through Statutory Regulation: Theory and Practice of Reporting and Review Clauses; 2.2.4 Financial Oversight: A Well-established Accountability Venue
2.2.5 Scrutinizing EU Agencies' Performance: An Accountability Venue in Development2.2.6 The 'Common Approach' on the Operation of EU Agencies: Going Forward or Standing Still?; 2.3 Assessing the Political Accountability of EU Agencies; 2.3.1 Availability of Accountability Mechanisms: Harmful Implications of Diverse Accountability Obligations; 2.3.2 'Unconsciousness' of Design of Accountability Provisions; 2.3.3 Practical Application of Accountability Provisions: Facing a Number of Challenges; 3 Holding us Independent Regulatory Agencies to Political Account
3.1 Introducing the US Congress and US Independent Regulatory Agencies3.1.1 The US Congress; 3.1.2 US Independent Regulatory Agencies; 3.2 Investigating the Political Accountability of US Independent Regulatory Agencies; 3.2.1 Creation of and Delegation to Independent Regulatory Agencies: At Congress's Will; 3.2.2 The Law and Politics of Appointing and Removing IRAS' Commissioners; 3.2.3 Accountability through Statutory regulation of Agencies' Performance: Learning and Cautionary Experiences; 3.2.4 The Annual Appropriations Process: 'The Accountability Venue'
3.2.5 Congressional Oversight: Strengths and Challenges3.3 Assessing the Political Accountability of US Independent Regulatory Agencies; 3.3.1 The Availability of Accountability Mechanisms: A Solid Arsenal Applicable to All; 3.3.2 The 'Consciousness' of Design of Accountability Mechanisms; 3.3.3 The Practical Application of Accountability Mechanisms: Challenges and Solutions; 4 The Political Accountability of iras in the EU and the US Compared; 4.1 The Availability of Accountability Mechanisms: Diversity Vs. Uniformity; 4.1.1 Similar Accountability Mechanisms
Summary The Political Accountability of EU and US Independent Regulatory Agencies is an in-depth investigation on the law and practices of the political accountability arrangements of all 35 EU and 16 US independent agencies
Notes 4.1.2 Similar Mechanisms but Different Approaches
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Government accountability -- European Union countries.
Government accountability -- United States.
Independent regulatory commissions -- Political aspects -- European Union countries.
Independent regulatory commissions -- Political aspects -- United States.
Independent regulatory commissions -- European Union countries.
Independent regulatory commissions -- United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 900425661X
9004262997 (electronic bk.)
9789004256613
9789004262997 (electronic bk.)