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Debating democracy in the EU

Mette Elise Jolly

in The European Union and the People

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213078
eISBN:
9780191707155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213078.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter opens with a review of the literature on democracy in the European Union. The most commonly raised ‘deficits’ are discussed, including the argument that the EU lacks accountability, the ... More


The EU Rights Revolution: Adversarial Legalism and European Integration

R. Daniel Kelemen

in The State of the European Union, 6: Law, Politics, and Society

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199257409
eISBN:
9780191600951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925740X.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Examines the impact of EU institutional structure on individual rights litigation. Kelemen argues that EU institutions have encouraged a particular type of law and regulation, ‘adversarial legalism’, ... More


European Integration and the Legal System

Alec Stone Sweet

in The State of the European Union, 6: Law, Politics, and Society

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199257409
eISBN:
9780191600951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019925740X.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Assesses the interaction between developments in EU law and the politics of integration, and is primarily concerned with the impacts of the courts on the evolution of EU institutions (rules and ... More


Representations of representation: European institutions in the French and British press

Nathalie Dugalès and Gordon Tucker

in European Identity: What the Media Say

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199602308
eISBN:
9780191739156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602308.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

This chapter shows how the institutions of the European Union are portrayed in the French and British press. In particular, it looks at the way the press represents the ‘decision‐making triangle’, ... More


Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Hermann Schmitt and Jacques Thomassen (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

How severe a problem is what many call the ‘democratic deficit’ of the EU? Despite a voluminous theoretical literature dealing with this question, there is hardly any systematic empirical ... More


Democratic Legitimacy Under Conditions of Regulatory Competition: Why Europe Differs from the United States

Fritz W. Scharpf

in The Federal Vision: Legitimacy and Levels of Governance in the United States and the European Union

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245000
eISBN:
9780191599996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245002.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Addresses concern over the so‐called ‘democratic deficit’ in the EU in comparison with the USA. The author deduces that there are two reasons for the political salience of this alleged deficit: the ... More


How the EU Became a Global Regulatory Power

Anu Bradford

in The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190088583
eISBN:
9780190088613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190088583.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Chapter 1 discusses the European Union’s (EU’s) emergence as a global regulatory power. It introduces key EU institutions and describes their role in the regulatory process. It then explains how ... More


Common Foreign and Security Policy

Piet Eeckhout

in EU External Relations Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606634
eISBN:
9780191729560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606634.003.0011
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter focuses on the instruments and actors of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The first part discusses the various instruments which are at the EU institutions' disposal to ... More


Competence to conduct a Common Foreign and Security Policy

Piet Eeckhout

in EU External Relations Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606634
eISBN:
9780191729560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606634.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter focuses on the scope of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and its delimitation from other EU external policies. Although the Treaty of Lisbon introduces some important ... More


EU External Relations Law

Piet Eeckhout

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606634
eISBN:
9780191729560
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606634.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The law of the external relations of the European Union is a subject of great importance. The EU institutions have developed an extensive practice in this area, by concluding many international ... More


The European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: An Elusive ‘Institutional Balance’?

Thomas Christiansen

in EU Law after Lisbon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644322
eISBN:
9780191738173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644322.003.0011
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The chapter examines the new institutional dynamics of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty, with a particular focus on the relationship between the European Commission and the Council of ... More


The life cycle of international agreements

Piet Eeckhout

in EU External Relations Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606634
eISBN:
9780191729560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606634.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter examines the procedure for the EU's negotiation, conclusion, and termination of an international agreement. Although at face value this may seem like a terse and self-referential legal ... More


Institutional Pluralism

Jaklic Klemen

in Constitutional Pluralism in the EU

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703228
eISBN:
9780191773051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703228.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Chapter 5 introduces the term “institutional pluralism” for all those parts of the pluralist discourse that relate to the narrower issue of “who decides who decides.” This is characterized as ... More


Institutional Build-up of EU Health Actors

Anniek de Ruijter

in EU Health Law & Policy: The Expansion of EU Power in Public Health and Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198788096
eISBN:
9780191830075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788096.003.0004
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The growth of substantive EU public health and individual health policy and law is matched by a historic build-up of EU institutional actors. The institutional expansion has increased the EU’s ... More


Introduction

Claudio M. Radaelli and Fabrizio De Francesco

in Regulatory Quality in Europe: Concepts, Measures and Policy Processes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074042
eISBN:
9781781701577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074042.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book discusses the concept of regulatory quality, approaching regulatory reform by taking the institutional context and the policy process into consideration, and using indicators to measure the ... More


Opening Pandora’s Box? The Crisis and the EU Institutions

Mark Dawson

in Beyond the Crisis: The Governance of Europe's Economic, Political and Legal Transformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198752868
eISBN:
9780191814297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752868.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This section of the volume discusses the ways in which the euro crisis has transformed the European Union’s constitutional and institutional structure. While the EU’s institutional set-up has often ... More


Monitoring the Application of Union Environmental Law and Sanctions

David Langlet and Said Mahmoudi

in EU Environmental Law and Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198753926
eISBN:
9780191831904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753926.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter examines the processes of implementing EU environmental legislation. EU environmental law is applicable to a variety of natural conditions, under very varied national and regional ... More


EU Health Law & Policy: The Expansion of EU Power in Public Health and Health Care

Anniek de Ruijter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198788096
eISBN:
9780191830075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788096.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This book describes the expansion of EU power in health care and public health and analyses the implications of this expansion on EU health values and rights. The main conclusion of the book is that ... More


National Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty and the Euro Crisis: Resilience or Resignation?

Davor Jancic (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198791621
eISBN:
9780191834004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791621.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Providing a critical assessment, this book examines the two key factors which have deeply affected the position of national parliaments in European integration: the entry into force of the Lisbon ... More


Representing Europeans: A Pragmatic Approach

Richard Rose

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199654765
eISBN:
9780191803642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199654765.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book makes an assessment of the challenge facing the European Union today: it can no longer carry out integration by stealth. Measures adopted to save the eurozone impose visible political costs ... More


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