The European Union: Pooled Sovereignty, Divided Accountability

  title={The European Union: Pooled Sovereignty, Divided Accountability},
  author={J. Peterson},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={559 - 578}
  • J. Peterson
  • Published 1997
  • Political Science
  • Political Studies
Viewers of the 1992 Olympic games in Albertville and Barcelona may have been impressed at the extent to which the European Union (EU) ± its ̄ag, anthem and symbols ± were featured alongside those of the host nations, France and Spain. Surely, few European taxpayers were aware that the EU had paid for a third of the cost of the opening ceremony at Albertville and nearly half of Barcelona's. Probably even fewer ever knew that the European Commission was later condemned by the Union's ®nancial… Expand
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