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How does Transparency Impact on the Relationship between Representation and Accountability?

Democracy
Representation
Decision Making
P161
Yannis Papadopoulos
Université de Lausanne
Simona Piattoni
Università degli Studi di Trento

Saturday 14:00 - 15:40 (09/09/2017)

Building: BL07 P.A. Munchs hus Floor: 1 Room: PAM SEM2

Abstract

Reconciling democracy and efficiency is a difficult balancing act. Yet, as societies have become more interdependent and complex, reaching agreement is increasingly challenging. Delegating authority to more informal and shielded settings only containing a subset of key actors can therefore be deemed a fruitful mechanism for building trust and flexibility to solve differences and reach compromise among decision-makers. But whereas shielded settings might be good for building trust among decision-makers, such settings remove decision-making processes even further away from and in many ways disconnects citizens from their elected representatives. The panel aims for both theoretical-conceptual and empirical papers addressing the circumstances for if and how democratic representation and accountability can be reconciled with decision-makers’ urge to delegate important parts of decision-making to publicly more or less inaccessible settings and non-democratic representatives.
Title Details
Questioning the Executive: Politicizing the Appointment of European Commissioners View Paper Details
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Transparency in the European Union: When do International Institutions reveal Sensitive Information about Member States’ Policy Gaps? View Paper Details
Accountability and Development: Introducing the V-Dem Accountability Indices View Paper Details
Linking Accountability and Transparency: The Procedures for Awarding Public Contracts in Switzerland View Paper Details