Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation beyond the Nation State

Synopsis

Why have the national governments of EU member states successively endowed the European Parliament with supervisory, budgetary, and legislative powers? In this major contribution to the study of the European Parliament, Berthold Rittberger develops an original and compelling theory of delegation to representative institutions, and demonstrates just how and why the European Parliament has become so powerful.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Rittberger Berthold
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford, England
Publication year:
  • 2005