The Arc of Institutional Reform in Post-Maastricht Treaty Change

  title={The Arc of Institutional Reform in Post-Maastricht Treaty Change},
  author={Desmond Dinan},
  journal={Journal of European Integration},
  pages={843 - 858}
  • Desmond Dinan
  • Published 29 October 2012
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Journal of European Integration
Abstract Though best known for its coverage of key policy areas, the Maastricht Treaty also introduced important institutional reforms. Building on the Single European Act, these pertained mainly to strengthening the legislative role of the European Parliament and extending the scope of qualified majority voting to more policy areas. Treaty-based institutional reform continued in the post-Maastricht period. Due to the twin challenges facing the EU in the aftermath of Maastricht — Central and… 

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