The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union

Editors: Neuhold, C., Rozenberg, O. and Smith, J.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $270.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $405.00
ISBN: 978-1-137-28913-1
Category: History - Europe -- History
Image Count: 16
Book Status: Available
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This handbook offers a comprehensive picture of the European activities of national parliaments in all member states of the European Union. In the aftermath of the Lisbon Treaty, it assesses the extent to which national legislatures actually matter in European governance.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Tables and Figures
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1 Introduction - Olivier Rozenberg and Claudia Hefftler
  • Part I Cross-Cutting Issues
  • 2 National Parliaments in the European Union: Conceptual Choices in the European Union's Constitutional Debate - Afke Groen and Thomas Christiansen
  • 3 Fighting Back? And, If So, How? Measuring Parliamentary Strength and Activity in EU Affairs - Katrin Auel, Olivier Rozenberg and Angela Tacea
  • 4 Interparliamentary Cooperation in the European Union: Patterns, Problems and Potential - Claudia Hefftler and Katjana Gattermann
  • 5 Parliamentary Administrations in the Scrutiny of EU Decision-Making - Anna-Lena Högenauer and Thomas Christiansen
  • 6 Legislative Regions after Lisbon: A New Role for Regional Assemblies? - Gracia Vara Arribas and Anna-Lena Högenauer
  • Part II The Six Founding Members, 1957
  • 7 Belgium: Institutional and Administrative Adaptation but Limited Political Interest - Tom Delreux and François Randour
  • 8 The French Parliament and the European Union: ‘Shadow Control’ through the Government Majority - Anja Thomas and Angela Tacea
  • 9 With a Little Help of the Constitutional Court: The Bundestag on Its Way to an Active Policy Shaper - Oliver Höing
  • 10 Italy: Still Looking for a New Era in the Making of EU Policy - Sabrina Cavatorto
  • 11 Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies and EU Affairs - Astrid Spreitzer
  • 12 The Dutch Parliament and EU Affairs: Decentralizing Scrutiny - Anna-Lena Högenauer
  • Part III First Enlargement, 1973
  • 13 The Danish Folketing and EU Affairs: Is the Danish Model of Parliamentary Scrutiny Still Best Practice? - Mette Buskjær Christensen
  • 14 Long Train Running: The Slowly Developed (and Slowly Developing) Role of Ireland's Oireachtas in EU Affairs - Gavin Barrett
  • 15 Westminster and the European Union: Ever-Increasing Scepticism? - Ariella Huff and Julie Smith
  • Part IV Mediterranean Enlargements, 1981 and 1986
  • 16 The Greek Parliament and the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: A Missed Opportunity to Empower Parliament - Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos
  • 17 The Spanish National Parliament and the European Union: Slow Adaptation to New Responsibilities in Times of Crisis - Mario Kölling and Ignacio Molina
  • 18 The Portuguese Parliament and EU Affairs: From Inert to Agile Democratic Control Davor Jančić
  • Part V Post Cold-War Enlargement, 1995
  • 19 The Austrian Parliament and EU Affairs: Gradually Living Up to Its Legal Potential - Eric Miklin
  • 20 The Finnish Eduskunta and the European Union: The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Mandating System - Tapio Raunio
  • 21 The Swedish Parliament and EU Affairs: From Reluctant Player to Europeanized Actor - Hans Hegeland
  • Part VI Eastern and Mediterranean Enlargements, 2004, 2007 and 2013
  • 22 The Bulgarian National Assembly and EU Affairs: Hesitant Steps in the European Arena - Dobrin Kanev
  • 23 The Croatian Parliament in the European Union: Ready, Steady, Go! - Hrvoje Butković
  • 24 The Cypriot Parliament and EU Affairs - Achilles Emilianides, Odysseas Christou and Christina Ioannou
  • 25 The Czech Parliament and European Integration - Martin Hrabálek and Alexander Strelkov
  • 26 The Estonian Parliament and EU Affairs: A Watchdog That Does Not Bark? - Piret Ehin
  • 27 The Hungarian Parliament and EU Affairs: A Modest Actor Dominated by the Executive - Gabriella Ilonszki
  • 28 The Latvian Parliament and EU Affairs: A Passive Player with Strong Formal Powers - Jãnis Ikstens
  • 29 Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Affairs in Lithuania: The Dog That Rarely Barks - Ramunas Vilpisauskas
  • 30 The Maltese Parliament and EU Affairs: A Slow Awakening to Its Responsibilities - Roderick Pace
  • 31 The Polish Parliament and EU Affairs - Jan Barcz and Anna Pudło
  • 32 The Slow Adaptation of a New Member State: The Romanian Parliament and European Integration - Angela Tacea
  • 33 The Slovak Parliament and EU Affairs: In Need of a Wake-Up Call - Andrea Figulová
  • 34 Slovenian Parliament and EU Affairs: Strong Formal Powers Awaiting Interest and Capacity to Be Used - Sabina Kajnč Lange
  • 35 Conclusion: From ‘Latecomers’ to ‘Policy Shapers’? – The Role of National Parliaments in the ‘Post-Lisbon’ Union - Christine Neuhold and Julie Smith
  • Bibliography