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Between Federation and Confederation: the EU’s ‘Ac-countability Deficit’ as the Result of Structural Hybridity

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  • Fribourg : IFF, 2017
English 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 insti-tutional clarity lead to an accountability deficit. This deficit may be exploited by Eurosceptic par-ties, causing the EU to be held accountable at an institutional level.
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Faculty
Faculté de droit
Department
Institut du Fédéralisme
Language
  • English
Classification
Law, jurisprudence
Series statement
  • IFF Working Paper Online ; 20
License
CC BY
Open access status
diamond
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Persistent URL
https://folia.unifr.ch/unifr/documents/324201
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