The Institutionalization of the European Parliament
Title: The Institutionalization of the European Parliament
Author: GUNGOR, Gaye
Series/Number: EUI MWP; 2009/26
This paper analyzes the extent to which the ‘world’s only elected supranational assembly’ has become institutionalized. More specifically, it asks the following question: Has the European Parliament become more complex, autonomous, specialized and universalistic? Using the concepts derived from the theory of institutionalization, I attempt to address this question and develop our knowledge of the institutional evolution of the European Parliament.
Subject: Institutions; institutionalization; legislatures; the European Parliament
Type of Access: openAccess