The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union

The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union

By: Olivier Rozenberg (editor), Julie Smith (editor), Claudia Hefftler (editor), Christine Neuhold (editor)Hardback

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This handbook offers a comprehensive picture of the European activities of national parliaments in all 28 member states of the European Union. In the aftermath of the Lisbon Treaty, it assesses the extent to which national legislatures actually matter in European governance.

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Katrin Auel, Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria, and Science Po, Paris, France. Jan Barcz, Department of International and EU Law at the Kozminski University, Poland. Gavin Barrett, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, Ireland Mette Buskjaer Christensen, Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark Hrvoje Butkovi?, Department for European Integration of the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO),Croatia Sabrina Cavatorto, Centre for the Study of Political Change at the University of Siena, Italy Thomas Christiansen, Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Odysseas Christou, Department of Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Tom Delreux, Institut de Sciences Politiques , University of Louvain, Belgium Piret Ehin, Institute of Government and Politics and Centre for EU-Russia Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia Achilles C. Emilianides, Department of Law, University of Nicosia, Cyprus Andrea Figulova, Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Comenius University, Slovakia, w Katjana Gattermann, Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies, the Netherlands. H Afke Groen, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Claudia Hefftler, Jean Monnet Chair, University of Cologne, Germany Hans Hegeland, Swedish Parliament Anna-Lena Hogenauer, Insitute of Politics, University of Luxemburg Oliver Hoing, University of Cologne, Germany Martin Hrabalek, Faculty of Regional Development and International Relations, Mendel University, Czech Republic Ariella Huff, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK J?nis Ikstens, Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, University of Latvia Gabriella Ilonszki, Instiute for Policy Studies, Corvinus University, Hungary Christina Ioannou, Department of European Studies and International Relations of the University of Nicosia, Cyprus Davor Jan?i?, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK Sabina Kajn?, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Centre for International Relations of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Dobrin Kanev, New Bulgarian University Mario Kolling, Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies, Spain and Manuel Gimenez Abad Foundation, Spain Eric Miklin, Department of Political Science, University of Salzburg, Austria and Salzburg Centre of European Union Studies Ignacio Molina, Elcano Royal Institute and Department of Politics and International Relations at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain Christine Neuhold, Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Roderick Pace, Institute for European Studies, University of Malta Anna Pud?o, Faculty of Law at Kozminski University, Poland Francois Randour is a Researcher at the Institut de Sciences Politiques, University of Louvain, Belgium Tapio Raunio, School of Management, University of Tampere, Finland Olivier Rozenberg, Centre d'etudes europeennes, Sciences Po, Paris, France Julie Smith, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, UK Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, Greece Astrid Spreitzer, Independent Scholar Alexander Strelkov, Department of Political Science, Maastricht University, the Netherlands Angela Tacea, Centre d'etudes europeennes, Sciences Po Paris, France Anja Thomas, Centre d'etudes europeennes, Sciences Po, Paris, France Gracia Vara Arribas, Independent Scholar, Spain Ram?nas Vilpi auskas, Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania


1. Introduction; Olivier Rozenberg and Claudia Hefftler PART I: CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES 2. National Parliaments in the European Union: Conceptual Choices in the EU's Constitutional Debate; Afke Groen and Thomas Christiansen 3. Fighting Back? And, if so, how? Measuring Parliamentary Strength and Activity in EU Affairs; Katrin Auel, Olivier Rozenberg and Angela Tacea 4. Interparliamentary Cooperation in the European Union: Patterns, Problems and Potential; Claudia Hefftler and Katjana Gattermann 5. Parliamentary Administrations in the Scrutiny of EU Decision-making; Anna-Lena Hogenauer and Thomas Christiansen 6. Legislative Regions After Lisbon: A New Role for Regional Assemblies?; Garcia Vara Arribas and Anna-Lena Hogenauer PART II: THE SIX FOUNDING MEMBERS, 1952 7. Belgium: Institutional and Administrative Adaptation but Limited Political Interest; Tom Delreux and Francois Randour 8. The French Parliament and the EU 'Shadow Control' Through the Government Majority; Anja Thomas and Angela Tacea 9. With a little Help from the Constitutional Court. The Bundestag on its way to an Active Policy-shaper; Oliver Hoing 10. Italy: Still Looking for a New Era in the Making of EU Policy; Sabrina Cavatorto 11. Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies and European Union Affairs; Astrid Spreitzer 12. The Dutch Parliament and EU Affairs: Decentralizing Scrutiny; Anna-Lena Hogenauer PART III: FIRST ENLARGEMENT, 1973 13. The Danish Folketing and EU Affairs: Is the Danish Model of Parliamentary Scrutiny Still Best Practice?; Mette Buskjaer Christensen 14. Long Train Running: The Slowly-developed (and slowly-developing) Role of Ireland's Oireachtas in European Union Affairs; Gavin Barrett 15. Westminster and the European Union Ever Increasing Scepticism?; Ariella Huff and Julie Smith PART IV: MEDITERRANEAN ENLARGEMNENTS, 1981 AND 1986 16. The Greek Parliament and the European Union After the Lisbon Treaty: A Missed Opportunity to Empower Parliament; Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos 17. The Spanish National Parliament and the European Union Slow Adaptation to New Responsibilities in Times of Crisis; Mario Kolling and Ignacio Molina 18. The Portuguese Parliament and EU Affairs: From Inert to Agile Democratic Control; Davor Jan?i? PART V: POST COLD-WAR ENLARGEMENT, 1995 19. The Austrian Parliament and EU affairs: Gradually living up to its legal potential; Eric Miklin 20. The Finnish Eduskunta and EU: The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Mandating System; Tapio Raunio 21. The Swedish Parliament and EU Affairs: From Reluctant Player to Europeanized Actor; Hans Hegeland PART VI: EASTERN AND MEDITERRANEAN ENLARGEMENTS, 2004, 2007 AND 2013 22. The Bulgarian National Assembly and EU Affairs: Hesitant Steps in the European Arena; Dobrin Kanev 23. The Croatian Parliament in the EU: Ready, Steady, Go!; Hrvoje Butkovi? 24. The Cypriot Parliament and EU Affairs; Achilles Emilianides, Odysseas Christou and Christina Ioannou 25. The Czech Parliament and European Integration; Martin Hrabalek and Alexander Strelkov 26. The Estonian Parliament and EU affairs: A Watchdog that does not Bark?; Piret Ehin 27. The Hungarian Parliament and EU Affairs: A Modest Actor Dominated by the Executive; Gabriella Ilonszki 28. The Latvian Parliament and EU Affairs: A Passive Player with Strong Formal Powers; J?nis Ikstens 29. Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Affairs in Lithuania: The Dog that Rarely Barks; Ram?nas Vilpi auskas 30. The Maltese Parliament and EU Affairs: A Slow Awakening to its Responsibilities; Roderick Pace 31. The Polish Parliament and EU Affairs; Jan Barcz and Anna Pud?o 32. The Slovak Parliament and EU Affairs In need of a Wake-up Call; Andrea Figulova 33. Slovenian Parliament and EU Affairs: Strong Formal Powers Awaiting Interest and Capacity to be Used; Sabina Kajn? Lange 34. The Slow Adaptation of a New Member State: The Romanian Parliament and European Integration; Angela Tacea 35. Conclusion; Christine Neuhold and Julie Smith

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  • publication date: 11/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137289124
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 787
  • ID: 9781137289124
  • weight: 1346
  • ISBN10: 1137289120

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