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The New IntergovernmentalismStates and Supranational Actors in the Post-Maastricht Era$
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Christopher J. Bickerton, Dermot Hodson, and Uwe Puetter

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198703617

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703617.001.0001

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The European Parliament

The European Parliament

Adversary or Accomplice of the New Intergovernmentalism?

Chapter:
(p.245) 12 The European Parliament
Source:
The New Intergovernmentalism
Author(s):

Johannes Pollak

Peter Slominski

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703617.003.0012

The European Parliament is a tricky case for the new intergovernmentalism. The European Union’s democratically elected chamber has seen its legislative powers extended through successive treaty reforms since 1992 and it has emerged as a vocal champion of the Community method. This chapter links the empowerment of the European Parliament to the crisis of representation facing European politics in the post-Maastricht period, whilst challenging the idea that the Union’s legislature has become an engine of integration in the traditional sense of the term. Through case studies of the European External Action Service and the European border agency, Frontex, it shows that the European Parliament has adopted a pragmatic approach to intergovernmental cooperation in return for establishing an informal foothold over new areas of EU activity.

Keywords:   European Union, integration theory, integration paradox, new intergovernmentalism, European Parliament, Frontex, European External Action Service

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