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"Institutional change in the European Union: Maastricht and the European Parliament"

Scully, Roger M. (1997) "Institutional change in the European Union: Maastricht and the European Parliament". In: UNSPECIFIED, Seattle, WA. (Unpublished)

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    The Maastricht Treaty introduced substantial reforms in numerous directions; analysts and practitioners have yet to be agreed, however, on the implications of many of those innovations. One important example is the co-decision legislative procedure. Contrary to the original ‘conventional wisdom,’ recent ‘revisionist’ scholarship has suggested that co-decision may have significantly weakened the law-making role of the European Parliament. In this paper, I examine these alternative claims. Drawing on both a spatial model of European legislative bargaining and empirical evidence from the actual operation of co-decision, I argue that the revisionist claims are supported. Implications of these findings for the current and future status of the Parliament, as well as for the study of institutionalist change in the EU more generally, are evaluated in the conclusion.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Parliament
    EU policies and themes > Treaty reform > Maastricht Treaty
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1997 (5th), May 29-June 1, 1997
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 24
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:23

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