A Modern Guide to the European Parliament

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855672000
  • Publisher: Books International, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Pages: 320

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 The European Parliament in context 1
1.1 The paradigm of parliamentary democracy: decline, persistence and renewal 1
1.2 The coalescence of European integration and the role of parliamentary assemblies 5
1.3 The institutional context: the Parliament's relations with the other Community institutions 31
1.4 The European Parliament and the national parliaments 53
1.5 The broader context 63
2 The electoral link 72
2.1 European citizenship 72
2.2 The right to vote and to stand as a candidate 74
2.3 Direct elections 76
2.4 Uniform elections 79
2.5 The current diversity 84
2.6 The numbers and distribution of members 86
2.7 Constituency boundaries in the United Kingdom 88
2.8 Previous results 90
2.9 'Second-order national elections' or European elections? 98
2.10 Candidates and careers 101
2.11 The European Parliament and the 'democratic deficit' 106
3 The powers of the European Parliament 114
3.1 The power of dismissal (the censure motion) 114
3.2 The power of appointment (consultation) 116
3.3 Budgetary powers 121
3.4 Legislative powers 134
3.5 External powers 155
3.6 Economic and Monetary Union 163
3.7 Justice and home affairs 172
3.8 Parliament's other scrutiny and supervisory powers 174
3.9 The power of expression and debate 181
4 The politics of the European Parliament 184
4.1 Parliament's structure 184
4.2 Parliament's method 197
4.3 Parliament's political agenda 209
4.4 Parliament's future 216
Annex 1: The 1994 European Elections and the new Parliament 223
Annex 2: A short note on the European Parliament's seat 227
Annex 3: The cost of the European Parliament 229
Annex 4: Glossary of parliamentary terms and jargon 230
Bibliography 267
Index 282
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