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Explaining Institutional Change in Europe$
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Adrienne Heritier

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298129.001.0001

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Empirical Cases

Empirical Cases

(p.67) 4 Empirical Cases
Explaining Institutional Change in Europe

Adrienne Héritier

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the patterns of long-term institutional change which are typical for a number of important institutional rules governing the decision-making process in the European Union. It discusses five institutional rules: the European Parliament's role in legislation; the presidency of the Council; the Parliament and the Investiture of the Commission; the composition of the Commission; and controlling the implementation powers of the Commission. These rules are scrutinized in the light of the theoretical explanations outlined in Chapter 3. This is done to assess which theory offers the most plausible explanation for the institutional change in a particular period of time and to ascertain whether perhaps several factors derived from different theories interact with each other in explaining the outcome.

Keywords:   institutional rules, European Parliament, legislation, decision making, European Commission

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