A critical assessment by eminent legal and political science experts in the field, this book examines the two key factors which have deeply affected the position of national parliaments in European integration: the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone.
Structured in three parts, the book will address the question, 'Do national parliaments exhibit resilience or resignation in these changed politico-legal and socio-economic circumstances in the EU?' Part I investigates the impact of the aforementioned factors against the theoretical concepts of constitutionalism and democratic legitimacy. Part II evaluates the changing nature of parliamentary functions, and Part III appraises the evolving relationships between national parliaments and national
governments, national courts, and EU institutions, in addition to surveying the emerging patterns of interparliamentary cooperation.
This interdisciplinary collection yields novel insights into how the deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and the pursuance of new initiatives for parliamentary action impact the shape and nature of EU democracy.
Davor Jancic is a Lecturer in Law at Queen Mary University of London. He was previously Senior Researcher in EU Law at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, British Academy Newton Fellow at the Department of Law of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Assistant Professor at Utrecht University Law School, from which he holds a PhD on national parliaments in the EU. Dr Jancic has been a Visiting Scholar at Sciences Po Paris, LSE, the University of Lisbon and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg.
INTRODUCTION; PART I: EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONALISM AND DEMOCRATIC LEGITIMACY; PART II: NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS AND THE EURO CRISIS; PART III: INTERPARLIAMENTARY COOPERATION IN EU INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS; CONCLUSION