Chapter

Norway: Virtual Parliamentarism

Kaare Strøm and Hanne Marthe Narud

in Delegation and Accountability in Parliamentary Democracies

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780198297840
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602016 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019829784X.003.0017

Series: Comparative Politics

Norway: Virtual Parliamentarism

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Although some constraints exist on delegation and accountability through the parliamentary chain, Norway is in practice a fairly pure case of parliamentary democracy. Political parties are critical players at most stages of the policy process. Parliamentary scrutiny of the Norwegian executive has become more intense since the 1990s, with the Norwegian Parliament jealously defending its right to be properly informed by executive agencies.

Keywords: confidence votes; corporatism; European economic area (EEA); judicial review; ministerial accountability; modified St. Laguë system; ombudsman; referendum; remiss

Chapter.  13843 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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