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European Parliament Ascendant

Parliamentary Strategies of Self-Empowerment in the EU

  • Adrienne Héritier
  • Katharina L. Meissner
  • Catherine Moury
  • Magnus G. Schoeller

Part of the European Administrative Governance book series (EAGOV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
    Pages 1-6
  3. Theory and Expectations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 9-27
    3. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 29-35
  4. The European Parliament’s Institutional Empowerment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 39-60
    3. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 61-79
    4. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 81-110
  5. The European Parliament in Substantive Policy Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 113-147
    3. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 149-176
  6. Comparison and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Adrienne Héritier, Katharina L. Meissner, Catherine Moury, Magnus G. Schoeller
      Pages 179-195
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-201

About this book

Introduction

This book analyses the European Parliament’s strategies of self-empowerment over time stretching across cases of new institutional prerogatives as well as substantive policy areas. It considers why and how the Parliament has managed to gain formal and informal powers in this wide variety of cases. The book provides a systematic and comparative analysis of the European Parliament’s formal and informal empowerment in two broad sets of cases: on the one hand, it examines the EP’s empowerment since the Treaty of Rome in three areas that are characteristic of parliamentary democracies, namely legislation, the budget, and the investiture of the executive. On the other hand, it analyses the European Parliament’s role in highly politicised policy areas, namely Economic and Monetary Governance and the shaping of EU trade agreements.

Adrienne Héritier is Emeritus Professor of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute, Italy. Her research focuses on European policy-making, comparative public policy, European decision making processes, theories of institutional change and deregulation, and re-regulation and new modes of governance. 

Katharina L. Meissner is an assistant professor at the Centre for European Integration Research (EIF), Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria. Her research interests include European Union Foreign Policy, International Trade and Security Relations, International Political Economy and Regional Integration. 

Catherine Moury is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Studies, at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Her current research is focused on Comparative Politics and EU studies.

Magnus G. Schoeller is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for European Integration Research (EIF), Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria. His work focuses on European politics, EU economic and monetary policy, and political leadership.

Keywords

European Parliament empowerment informal rules rational choice institutionalism sociological institutionalism strategies congruence method process-tracing arena-linking alliance legislation ordinary legislative procedure European Commission investiture moving first Spitzenkandidaten procedure expenditure revenues economic governance multilateral surveillance

Authors and affiliations

  • Adrienne Héritier
    • 1
  • Katharina L. Meissner
    • 2
  • Catherine Moury
    • 3
  • Magnus G. Schoeller
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Political and Social Sciences and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesEuropean University InstituteSan Domenico di Fiesole, FlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Centre for European Integration Research, IPWUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Universidade Nova de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  4. 4.Centre for European Integration Research, IPWUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16777-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16776-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16777-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-7263
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-7271
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