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Introduction

  • Adrienne HéritierEmail author
  • Katharina L. Meissner
  • Catherine Moury
  • Magnus G. Schoeller
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Part of the European Administrative Governance book series (EAGOV)

Abstract

This chapter introduces the research question of why the EP succeeded in widening its formal and informal powers in crucial areas of EU decision-making. Further, the chapter situates the book in the wide array of research on the EP. It also outlines the rationale of focusing on the causes rather than consequences of parliamentary empowerment. Among a range of factors facilitating the EP’s empowerment, we endorse the perspective of parliamentary self-empowerment.

Keywords

European parliament Empowerment Informal rules 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrienne Héritier
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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

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