By Kaare Strøm, Wolfgang C. Müller, Torbjörn Bergman
This is often the main bold and complete account of the associations of democratic delegation in West eu parliamentary democracies up to now. It offers an extraordinary cross-national research of West ecu political associations from 1945 till the current day, in addition to situating sleek parliamentary democracy within the context of adjusting political events and the growing to be value of the ecu Union.
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16 In contrast, Kelsen (1926, 1929) gave a more balanced assessment. He considered parliamentary government the only possible way to realize the idea of democracy in the world of his day (Kelsen 1926: 5). Yet, he also identiﬁed delegation problems and suggested remedies. Speciﬁcally, Kelsen called parliamentary government a ‘compromise between the democratic demand for freedom and the principle of the division of labour’, hence delegation (Kelsen 1926: 7, 1929: 29). According 16 See ‘Wahlrecht und Demokratie in Deutschland’ (1917) and ‘Parlament und Regierung im neugeordneten Deutschland’ (1918), both reprinted in Weber (1988).
Our empirical investigation includes all Western European countries that meet our minimal deﬁnition of parliamentary government, that is, all those in which the chief executive (generically referred to in this study as the Prime Minister) is accountable to, and can be removed for purely political reasons by, any parliamentary majority. By this criterion, the only West European country (apart from some mini-states) that during 2003 fails to enter our sample is Switzerland. Of course, by casting our net so widely, we are including a set of political systems that are dissimilar in many ways.
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