Practices Of Interparliamentary Coordination In International Politics: The European Union And Beyond by Ben CrumPractices Of Interparliamentary Coordination In International Politics: The European Union And Beyond by Ben Crum

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EditorBen Crum, John Erik Fossum

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Parliaments risk becoming the main losers of internationalisation; a process that privileges executives and experts. Still, parliamentarians have developed a range of responses to catch up with international decision-making: they coordinate their actions with other parliamentarians; engage in international parliamentary forums; and some even opt to pursue political careers at the supranational level, such as in the European Parliament. This volume provides a thorough empirical examination of how an internationalising context drives parliamentarians to engage in inter-parliamentary coordination; how it affects their power positions vis-à-vis executive actors; among themselves; and in society in general. Furthermore, building upon these empirical insights, the book assesses whether parliamentary democracy can remain sustainable under these changing conditions. Indeed, if parliaments are, and remain, central to our understanding of modern democracy, it is of crucial importance to track their responses to internationalisation, the fragmentation of political sovereignty, and the proliferation of multilevel politics.
Ben Crum is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He works on the political theory of European integration.  He is the author of Learning from the EU Constitutional Treaty (Routledge 2012) and of academic articles in, among others, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journa...
Title:Practices Of Interparliamentary Coordination In International Politics: The European Union And…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:326 pages, 9.45 × 6.23 × 0.82 inShipping dimensions:9.45 × 6.23 × 0.82 inPublished:September 1, 2014Publisher:ECPR PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

contentsList of Figures and Tables viiList of Abbreviations ixContributors xiiiAcknowledgements xviiChapter One: Practices of Interparliamentary Coordination inInternational Politics: The European Union and BeyondBen Crum and John Erik Fossum 1Part I. National Scrutiny Mechanisms in the EUChapter Two: Learning from the Best? Interparliamentary Networksand the Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Decision-MakingAron Buzogány 17Chapter Three: Cooperation among National Parliaments: An EffectiveContribution to EU Legitimation?Viera Knutelská 33Chapter Four: Deliberation in the Multilevel Parliamentary Field:The Seasonal Workers Directive as a Test CaseIan Cooper 51Part II. Interparliamentary Interaction in Different Policy DomainsChapter Five: Interparliamentary Coordination in Single Market PolicyMaking: The EU Services DirectiveBen Crum and Eric Miklin 71Chapter Six: Coordination Practices in the Parliamentary Control ofJustice and Home Affairs Agencies: The Case of EuropolDaniel Ruiz de Garibay 87Chapter Seven: Parliaments at the Water's Edge: The EU's NavalMission AtalantaDirk Peters, Wolfgang Wagner and Cosima Glahn 105vi practices of interparliamentary coordination in international politicsChapter Eight: An Asymmetric Two-Level Game: Parliaments in theEuro CrisisArthur Benz 125Part III. Actor PerspectivesChapter Nine: EU Parliaments After the Treaty of Lisbon: Towards aParliamentary Field?Johannes Pollak and Peter Slominski 143Chapter Ten: The 'Back Door' to National Politics: The French Greensand the 2009 European Parliament ElectionsYoav Shemer-Kunz 161Chapter Eleven: Women in Europe: Recruitment, Practices and SocialInstitutionalisation of the European Political FieldWilly Beauvallet and Sébastien Michon 175Part IV. Beyond the EUChapter Twelve: Who is Coming? Attendance Patterns in the NATOand WEU Parliamentary AssembliesWolfgang Wagner 195Chapter Thirteen: The Institutionalisation of a Parliamentary Dimensionof the WTOHilmar Rommetvedt 213Part V. Democratic ImplicationsChapter Fourteen: The European Union: Parliamentary Wasteland orParliamentary Field?Christopher Lord 235Chapter Fifteen: Conclusion: Towards a Democratic MultilevelParliamentary Field?Ben Crum and John Erik Fossum 251Bibliography 269List of Interviewees 297Index 299