Out of Time?

National Parliaments and Early Decision Making in the European Union

Mads Dagnis Jensen, Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

Publikation: Working paperForskning

Resumé

Co-decisions between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament are increasingly adopted as early agreements. Recent EU studies have pinpointed how this informal turn in EU governance has altered the existing balance of power between EU actors and within EU institutions. However, the implications of accelerated EU decision-making are expected to have repercussions beyond the EU system and among other institutions impinge on the role of national parliaments. This study examines the implications of an alteration of EU political time on national parliaments’ ability to scrutinize their executives in EU affairs. A mixed method approach has been applied. This strategy combines survey data on national parliaments’ scrutiny process and response to early agreements for EU-261 with case study examination of national parliaments in Denmark, United Kingdom and Germany. Theoretically, the burgeoning research agenda on EU time-scapes is applied. This study finds that the clock of national parliaments are out of time with the EU decision mode of early agreements which severely hampers their ability to scrutinize national governments.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedMaastricht
UdgiverObservatory of Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty
Antal sider29
ISBN (Trykt)9789081881371
StatusUdgivet - 2012
Udgivet eksterntJa
NavnOPAL online series
Nummer8
Vol/bind2012

Citer dette

Jensen, M. D., & Martinsen, D. S. (2012). Out of Time? National Parliaments and Early Decision Making in the European Union. Maastricht: Observatory of Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty. OPAL online series, Nr. 8, Bind. 2012
Jensen, Mads Dagnis ; Martinsen, Dorte Sindbjerg. / Out of Time? National Parliaments and Early Decision Making in the European Union. Maastricht : Observatory of Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty, 2012. (OPAL online series; Nr. 8, Bind 2012).
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Maastricht : Observatory of Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty, 2012.

Publikation: Working paperForskning

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Jensen MD, Martinsen DS. Out of Time? National Parliaments and Early Decision Making in the European Union. Maastricht: Observatory of Parliaments after the Lisbon Treaty. 2012.