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Politicising Council decision-making: the effect of European Parliament empowerment

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dc.contributor.author Häge, Frank M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-09T18:56:42Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-09T18:56:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4344
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Research on the intra-institutional consequences of differences in the EU's inter-institutional rule configurations is rare. This study investigates the effect of the empowerment of the European Parliament (EP) on the active involvement of ministers in Council decision-making. The empowerment of the EP is likely to increase the incentives for bureaucrats in the Council's preparatory bodies to refer decisions on legislative dossiers to ministers. The empirical analysis examines this claim with data on about 6,000 legislative decision-making processes that were concluded between 1980 and the end of 2007. The analysis demonstrates a strong and robust association between the type of legislative procedure and different decision-making levels in the Council: a more powerful EP makes Council decision-making more politicised. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries West European Politics;34 (1), pp. 18-47
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2011.523542
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the West European Politics 2011 © Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2011.523542 en_US
dc.subject conditional agenda setter en_US
dc.subject legislative politics en_US
dc.subject working gropus en_US
dc.subject consultation procedure en_US
dc.subject union en_US
dc.subject codecision en_US
dc.subject committee en_US
dc.subject power en_US
dc.title Politicising Council decision-making: the effect of European Parliament empowerment en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2015-03-09T18:49:44Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1134666
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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