Democratic Legitimacy and the Role of the Commission

  • Janne Haaland Matláry
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Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)


When viewed with the conventional lenses of the separation of powers in national Western political systems, the Commission is an anomaly. It is neither an executor of government policy nor a government accountable to a parliament. It is clear that both its formal and informal roles warrant discussion in terms of democratic theory.


Member State National Court European Parliament Formal Role Issue Area 
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