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The European Specialist in Search of a Role

  • Olivier RozenbergEmail author
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Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture book series (FPSC)

Abstract

This chapter assesses the capacity of MPs to influence the European policy of the French government. An in-depth investigation leads to distinguish between different strategies: formal tools of participation are not influential, informal contacts are marginally so, public politicisation may weigh on the government as well as transpositions of EU norms. The limited impact of the scrutiny of EU projects leads the members of the European Affairs Committees to follow finalities other than influence when sitting on those structures. The motivations of the successive chairs of the National Assembly committees are analysed in order to stress the social dimension of their commitments.

Keywords

French Parliament EU committee Social Europe 

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  1. 1.Centre for European Studies and Comparative PoliticsSciences PoParisFrance

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