What Is The Cost Of Government Accountability

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I agree that accountability comes at the expense of government efficiency. The ability of a government to function efficiently is directly related to its capability to quickly and effectively address the problems of its constituents. As a result, greater accountability at times can delay or even compromise the ability of governments to function efficiently. The issue that arises, however, is that of whether we can have both accountability and government efficiency within the context of the EU. While some scholars such as Hix have argued that greater contestation of elections in the European Parliament or other measures would increase accountability, others have argued that many reforms would do little to change the underlying functioning of
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