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Building Europe's ParliamentDemocratic Representation Beyond the Nation State$
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Berthold Rittberger

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273423

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199273421.001.0001

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Legislative Powers and the Single European Act

Legislative Powers and the Single European Act

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(p.143) 5 Legislative Powers and the Single European Act
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Building Europe's Parliament
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Berthold Rittberger (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199273421.003.0006

Focuses on the third landmark decision in the history of the empowerment of the European Parliament, the decision by the member state governments to delegate legislative powers to the European Parliament that became effective with the adoption of the Single European Act (SEA). In this context, the chapters also sheds light on the question why the European Parliament had to wait until the mid-1980s to be bestowed with legislative decision-making power.

Keywords:   cooperation procedure, legislative powers, qualified majority voting, Single European Act

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