European Parliament ascendant : parliamentary strategies of self-empowerment in the EU
Title: European Parliament ascendant : parliamentary strategies of self-empowerment in the EU
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Citation: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, European administrative governance
ISBN: 9783030167776; 9783030167769
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.
Table of Contents:
-- Front Matter -- Introduction -- Theory and Expectations Front Matter Theoretical Argument and Expectations Methodology and Case Selection -- The European Parliament’s Institutional Empowerment Front Matter The European Parliament in Legislation The European Parliament in the Nomination and Investiture of the Commission -- The European Parliament in Substantive Policy Areas Front Matter The European Parliament in Economic Governance The European Parliament in External Agreements -- Comparison and Conclusion Front Matter -- Conclusion: European Parliament Ascendant? -- Back Matter