Independence and legitimacy in the institutional system of the European Union
Title: Independence and legitimacy in the institutional system of the European Union
Editor(s): RITLENG, Dominique
Citation: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016, The collected courses of the Academy of European Law ; Vol. XXIII/2
Series/Number: Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law; [AEL]
As EU non-majoritarian bodies such as the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Central Bank grow in political influence, many have identified the pressing need to keep these bodies accountable to the repositories of the EU's democratic legitimacy. This collection of essays sheds light on the inherent tension between independence and legitimacy in the EU's institutional system and explores the options of reconciling the two. Featuring analysis from both legal and political perspectives, the volume assesses whether, to what extent, and how it is possible to control the various EU independent bodies and make them answerable for what they do, while at the same time upholding their independence.
Table of Contents:
-- Introduction, Dominique Ritleng -- 1 Lost in Transition, Jean Paul Jacqué -- 2 The Politics of Delegation in the European Union, Renaud Dehousse -- 3 The Independence and Legitimacy of the European Court of Justice, Dominique Ritleng -- 4 The Independence of the European Central Bank and Its New Banking Supervisory Competences, Chiara Zilioli -- 5 Independence, Interdependence, and Legitimacy, Giorgio Monti -- 6 EU Agencies and Independence, Ellen Vos