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National Parliaments in EU Policy-Making: When Do They Make a Difference

  title={National Parliaments in EU Policy-Making: When Do They Make a Difference},
  author={Heleen Jalvingh},
In 2009, the Lisbon Treaty introduced new roles for national parliaments in EU decision-making with the aim of increasing democratic legitimacy in the EU. One key role was deemed to be the ability to ensure governments represented the electorate when negotiating at EU level. This thesis explores under what conditions national parliaments employ their formal powers for this purpose. It does so by using a normative categorisation of political representation to frame an empirical analysis… 
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