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Riksdagens kontroll av regeringsmakten
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
2011 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

With power comes responsibility, which requires both information about actions taken by those in power, and mechanisms for effective accountability. The possibility for the elected representatives to review and take action against the government and its exercise of power is central in our constitution. In this thesis the author demonstrates the opportunities that members of parliament have at their disposal to control and to hold government accountable. These are interpellations, questions, the review of the Committee on the Constitution, specific debates, the vote of confidence, and the prosecution of ministers. Together they form a system of rules that constitutes the basis for parliamentary control of power in and also for this thesis.

In this thesis the author discuss the role and function of the parliamentary control of power in Sweden. It is important to consider all forms such control in order to optimize the performance of the control system as a whole. It is also important to see the linkage between control and democratic and constitutional values in order to understand its role and significance. One aim of this thesis is to analyze the parliamentary review of government with a partly new approach. The author place the discussion within a theoretical framwork of accountability and thereby put the mecanisms of control in context. This creates a deeper understanding of the power of control and its function and significance.

The author want to bring a principled and theoretical dimension into the analysis of both the various elements that make up the Riksdag's control power, and the whole that these elements cronstitutes. A systematic model is constructed to enhance the understanding of the Riksdags’s direct control of governmental power. The analysis of the individual institutions of control also aims to create a more realistic pictures of those institutions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Juridiska institutionen , 2011. , 314 p.
Keyword [en]
kontroll, kontrollmakt, makt, riksdag, regering, demokrati, konstitutionsutskottet, KU, interpellationer, frågor, spörsmål, misstroende, misstroendeförklaring, ansvar, konstitutionell
National Category
Law (excluding Law and Society)
Research subject
Constitutional Law
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150711ISBN: 978-91-506-2210-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-150711DiVA: diva2:408479
Public defence
2011-05-20, Brusewitzsalen, Gamla Torget 6, Uppsala, 10:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-04-29 Created: 2011-04-04 Last updated: 2011-09-27

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