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"Reforming the European Parliament"

Neuhold, Christine (2003) "Reforming the European Parliament". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    Institutional reform is once again one of the main issues on the EU's agenda. It has been a pertinent issue from Maastricht, Amsterdam to Nice. At its meeting in Lacken in December 2001, the European Council convened a Convention on the future of the European Union. The task of this forum is "to pave the way for the next Intergovernmental Conference as broadly and openly as possible" The Convention is currently at work in Brussels and, inter alia discussing proposals for institutional reform. Thus paper sets out to analyze the perspectives for reform for one of the institutions, the European Parliament (EP), which has come a long way from a deliberative assembly to a full fledged co-legislator (f not in all legislative fields). In this context the aim of the paper is threefold: to sketch the current demands for parliamentary reform; to examine the proposals currently ventilated to remedy the mentioned malaise; and to put these observations into a wider context, by briefly touching upon the issue whether the Convention could be seen as a forum where the notion of deliberative democracy prevails.

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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 > European Convention
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2006
    Page Range: p. 22
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:43

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