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THE COORDINATION OF EUROPEAN UNION POLICY: ACTOR PERSPECTIVES

Andrew Jordan and Adriaan Schout

in The Coordination of the European Union: Exploring the Capacities of Networked Governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199286959
eISBN:
9780191713279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286959.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter introduces the basic administrative mechanisms for coordinating EU policy in the five actors. For each actor, it describes the most important administrative parts and explains the ... More


Representation, the Locus of Democratic Legitimation and the Role of the National Parliaments in the European Union

Richard S. Katz

in The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296607
eISBN:
9780191599620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296606.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The democratic legitimation of national governments involves conformity to two generally accepted principles: that legitimation takes place with reference to a national demos, and that both governors ... More


Compounded Representation in EU Multi‐Level Governance

Arthur Benz

in Linking EU and National Governance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199252268
eISBN:
9780191601040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252262.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 5 applies the concept of compounded representation to analyse democracy in EU multi-level governance. From this analytical perspective it describes how different modes of democratic ... More


From Maastricht to the Constitutional Treaty: the Return of National Parliaments?

Berthold Rittberger

in Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273423
eISBN:
9780191602764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273421.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Analyses the developments from the Maastricht Treaty leading up to the approval of the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe. It is first shown that after adoption of the SEA, the role of ... More


Introduction: European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Bernhard Wessels and Richard S. Katz

in The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296607
eISBN:
9780191599620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296606.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The process of European integration has challenged the sovereignty and the legitimizing mechanisms of the nation‐state without compensating with comparable democratic mechanisms at the European ... More


Political Representation in the European Union: A Common Whole, Various Wholes, or Just a Hole?

Karlheinz Neunreither

in European Integration After Amsterdam: Institutional Dynamics and Prospects for Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296409
eISBN:
9780191599989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296401.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Examines the peculiarities of political representation in the EU. Who represents whom in the European Union? Member States are represented via their governments in the Council, the peoples of the ... More


Issue Congruence

Jacques Thomassen and Hermann Schmitt

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the fourth of six on the question of political representation in the EU, and the last of four that put the five requirements of the Responsible Party Model (outlined in Ch. 6) to an ... More


The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Richard S. Katz and Bernhard Wessels (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296607
eISBN:
9780191599620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296606.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Overarching this book and its companion volume Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union (ed. Schmitt and Thomassen) is the theme of exploring political representation in Europe ... More


Whom to Represent? Role Orientations of Legislators in Europe

Bernhard Wessels

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the fifth of six on the question of political representation in the EU. It analyses to what extent institutional differences between the member‐states of the EU are constraining the ... More


Wishful Thinking Among European Parliamentarians

Sören Holmberg

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the last of six on the question of political representation in the EU. It examines the extent to which European parliamentarians have the correct view of voters’ preferences, and the ... More


Imperfectly Justified Structures of Justification

Jürgen Neyer

in The Justification of Europe: A Political Theory of Supranational Integration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641246
eISBN:
9780191745591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641246.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 8 of the book moves beyond reconstructing the EU in the terms of the right to justification and addresses the question of whether the EU is true not only to the structure of justification but ... More


Prehistories (1290–1690, 1300–1782): Scots and Irish

Alvin Jackson

in The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593996
eISBN:
9780191731419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593996.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter explores the origins and meaning of ‘union’ within both a Scottish and Irish context. For both the Scots and the Irish, notions of union were tied to English dynastic and military ... More


Accountability in the European Union

Carol Harlow

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199245970
eISBN:
9780191697517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245970.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This work approaches the issue of democratic deficit from the angle of accountability, seen in contemporary society as an essential element of democratic government. It looks at differing ... More


Contexts (1689–1703, 1782–1798): Economic, military, and parliamentary

Alvin Jackson

in The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199593996
eISBN:
9780191731419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593996.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Parliamentary union was an established motif in the politics of both 17th-century Ireland and 17th-century Scotland. Moreover, ‘incorporating’ union was not merely an airy ideal (or, equally, a ... More


The Lack of a Strong ‘Direct’ Parliamentary Role in EU Policy-Making

Thomas Winzen

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform: Explaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793397
eISBN:
9780191835223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793397.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter asks why national parliaments lack a strong ‘direct’ or ‘collective’ European role in EU policy-making. Extending an explanation based on constitutional preferences to this question, the ... More


The Democratic Deficit and Parliamentary Adaptation to Integration

Thomas Winzen

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform: Explaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793397
eISBN:
9780191835223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793397.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This chapter explains the thesis that national parliaments lose authority from European integration, and embeds it into the broader debate on the democratic deficit of the EU and international ... More


The Electorate

Richard S. Katz

in Democracy and Elections

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195044294
eISBN:
9780199854752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195044294.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of the electorate in the democratic process. It provides a summary of the evolution of the electoral franchise in a variety of countries, focusing specifically on the ... More


Constitutional Preferences and National Parliamentary Reform

Thomas Winzen

in Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform: Explaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198793397
eISBN:
9780191835223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793397.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

There is something puzzling about parliamentary oversight competences in EU affairs and domestic policy-making alike. The majority parties that would have the voting power to create these competences ... More


Executive Accountability to National Parliaments in Post-crisis EU Affairs: The Persistent Shortcomings in the Council and European Council Oversight

Diane Fromage

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198791621
eISBN:
9780191834004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791621.003.0009
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter analyses the ability, or inability, of five national parliaments (NPs)—the British, French, German, Italian, and Spanish—to influence and hold their governments accountable for their ... More


The Legacy of an Evolving Polity: Democracy, National Identity, and the Good Functioning of the EU

Davor Jančić

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198791621
eISBN:
9780191834004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791621.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter sets the stage for the book’s analysis of the latest phase of the evolution of the role of national parliaments (NPs) in the EU as shaped by two key factors: the Lisbon Treaty and the ... More


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