A New Type of Representative Democracy? Reconsidering the Role of National Parliaments in the European Union

@article{Sprungk2013ANT,
  title={A New Type of Representative Democracy? Reconsidering the Role of National Parliaments in the European Union},
  author={Carina Sprungk},
  journal={Journal of European Integration},
  year={2013},
  volume={35},
  pages={547 - 563}
}
  • Carina Sprungk
  • Published 18 June 2013
  • Political Science
  • Journal of European Integration
Abstract As compensation for their disempowerment in the process of European integration, national parliaments have been provided with various new rights and powers since the 1990s, culminating in the current provisions of the Lisbon Treaty. This paper argues, however, that rather than simply re-enhancing traditional powers of national parliaments, these reforms imply ideas of a new type of parliamentary democracy in Europe. It identifies three different roles for national parliaments in the EU… 
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