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Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies$
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Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Torbjörn Bergman

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019829784X.001.0001

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Norway: Virtual Parliamentaris m

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Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Kaare Strøm (Contributor Webpage)

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Although some constraints exist on delegation and accountability through the parliamentary chain, Norway is in practice a fairly pure case of parliamentary democracy. Political parties are critical players at most stages of the policy process. Parliamentary scrutiny of the Norwegian executive has become more intense since the 1990s, with the Norwegian Parliament jealously defending its right to be properly informed by executive agencies.

Keywords:   confidence votes, corporatism, European economic area (EEA), judicial review, ministerial accountability, modified St. Laguë system, ombudsman, referendum, remiss

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