Hefftler, Claudia

The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Olivier Rozenberg, 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, Thomas Christiansen

3. Fighting Back? And, If So, How? Measuring Parliamentary Strength and Activity in EU Affairs
Katrin Auel, Olivier Rozenberg, Angela Tacea

4. Interparliamentary Cooperation in the European Union: Patterns, Problems and Potential
Claudia Hefftler, Katjana Gattermann

5. Parliamentary Administrations in the Scrutiny of EU Decision-Making
Anna-Lena Högenauer, Thomas Christiansen

6. Legislative Regions after Lisbon: A New Role for Regional Assemblies?
Gracia Vara Arribas, Anna-Lena Högenauer

Part II. The Six Founding Members, 1957

7. Belgium: Institutional and Administrative Adaptation but Limited Political Interest
Tom Delreux, François Randour

8. The French Parliament and the European Union: ‘Shadow Control’ through the Government Majority
Anja Thomas, 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 Buskjœr 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, 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, 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, Christina Ioannou

25. The Czech Parliament and European Integration
Martin Hrabálek, 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
Jānis Ikstens

29. Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Affairs in Lithuania: The Dog That Rarely Barks
Ramūnas Vilpišauskas

30. The Maltese Parliament and EU Affairs: A Slow Awakening to Its Responsibilities
Roderick Pace

31. The Polish Parliament and EU Affairs
Jan Barcz, 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, Julie Smith

Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, European Union Politics, Political Science, US Politics, Globalization, Democracy

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