Interests , Legitimacy , and Constitutional Choice : The extension of the codecision procedure in Amsterdam

  title={Interests , Legitimacy , and Constitutional Choice : The extension of the codecision procedure in Amsterdam},
  author={Bernard Steunenberg and Antoaneta L. Dimitrova},
In this paper we address the issue of the steady and significant increase in the scope of the codecision procedure and the motivation of the member states for increasing the power of the European Parliament. Using a rational choice framework we argue that the important variable in the assessment of the changes in the decision making procedures is the expected benefit from the various legislative procedures to political actors, since these procedures are used for a multitude of issues… CONTINUE READING

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