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"National Parliamentary Scrutiny in the European Union: The German Bundestag and the French Assemblée Nationale, Key Players or Side-Shows?"

Sprungk, Carina. (2003) "National Parliamentary Scrutiny in the European Union: The German Bundestag and the French Assemblée Nationale, Key Players or Side-Shows?". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, Tennessee. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    [From the Introduction]. The role of national parliaments in European politics has recently become a prominent topic in both European studies and in political practice. Scholars and political actors seek to improve the legitimacy of European politics, which they see challenged by the severe loss of competences national parliaments faced in the 1990s, and in particular by the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty. For example, the European Convention has established a special working group on the future role of national parliaments. And political scientists can draw on numerous empirical studies on this topic (Judge 1995; Katz 1999; Raunio 1999; Maurer and Wessels 2001). However, only little attempts have been made to develop common analytical frameworks and to link empirical research to theoretical debates in the field of European integration. This paper aims to analyze and explain the role of two national parliaments in European affairs, the German Bundestag and the French Assemblee Nationale, within the framework provided by the real theoretical debate about Europeanization …

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    Countries > France
    Countries > Germany
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: 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: 08 Jun 2007
    Page Range: p. 38
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:47
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/7278

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