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What's Law Got to Do With It? - EG-domstolens (o)beroende utifrån ett principal-agent perspektiv

Håkansson, Mattias (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purposes of this thesis is study the European Court of Justice from a non legal perspective and investigate the courts possibility to advance its own preferred goals rather that of the member states in cases of non-compliance. Drawing on general principal-agent theory I construct a model from which I derive certain hypothesis mainly about under what circumstances we should expect the Court to be more sensitive to member states preferences and under what circumstances we should expect the Court to be less sensitive. These hypotheses are then tested empirically against all cases of non-compliance initiated by the European Commission against member states between 1953-2000. The results from the study are rather positive. The most... (More)
The purposes of this thesis is study the European Court of Justice from a non legal perspective and investigate the courts possibility to advance its own preferred goals rather that of the member states in cases of non-compliance. Drawing on general principal-agent theory I construct a model from which I derive certain hypothesis mainly about under what circumstances we should expect the Court to be more sensitive to member states preferences and under what circumstances we should expect the Court to be less sensitive. These hypotheses are then tested empirically against all cases of non-compliance initiated by the European Commission against member states between 1953-2000. The results from the study are rather positive. The most important result is that when the threat of sanctions against the Court increases so does the Courts sensitiveness to member states preferences and when it decreases so does the Courts sensitiveness. (Less)
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author
Håkansson, Mattias
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
EG-domstolen, oberoende, principal-agent teori, fördragsbrott, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1326152
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {The purposes of this thesis is study the European Court of Justice from a non legal perspective and investigate the courts possibility to advance its own preferred goals rather that of the member states in cases of non-compliance. Drawing on general principal-agent theory I construct a model from which I derive certain hypothesis mainly about under what circumstances we should expect the Court to be more sensitive to member states preferences and under what circumstances we should expect the Court to be less sensitive. These hypotheses are then tested empirically against all cases of non-compliance initiated by the European Commission against member states between 1953-2000. The results from the study are rather positive. The most important result is that when the threat of sanctions against the Court increases so does the Courts sensitiveness to member states preferences and when it decreases so does the Courts sensitiveness.},
  author       = {Håkansson, Mattias},
  keyword      = {EG-domstolen,oberoende,principal-agent teori,fördragsbrott,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What's Law Got to Do With It? - EG-domstolens (o)beroende utifrån ett principal-agent perspektiv},
  year         = {2006},
}