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Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary ReformExplaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration$
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Thomas Winzen

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198793397

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793397.001.0001

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Constitutional Preferences in Dutch Parliamentary Reform Debates, 1985–2010

Constitutional Preferences in Dutch Parliamentary Reform Debates, 1985–2010

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Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform

Thomas Winzen

Oxford University Press

This chapter traces debates about the reform of EU-related oversight institutions in the Dutch parliament, the Tweede Kamer, from the mid-1980s to2010. Do the assumptions and mechanisms underlying an explanation of national parliaments’ adaptation to European integration based on constitutional preferences play out as expected in reform debates? The chapter shows that the Dutch parties’ positions and arguments about reform reflect their constitutional preferences. It further underlines that parliamentary parties from the same country seek mutually acceptable reform compromises, even in the face of criticism of the proposed institutional changes by party leaders in the cabinet. The results provide support for key assumptions and mechanisms envisaged in the theoretical argument.

Keywords:   National parliaments, constitutional preferences, reform debates, Tweede Kamer, Dutch parliament

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