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National and regional parliaments in the EU-legislative procedure post-Lisbon, the impact of the early warning mechanism, edited by Anna Jonsson Cornell and Marco Goldoni - print

Table Of Contents
Acknowledgements -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- 1 -- Introduction -- Part I: Subsidiarity Review-Goals Achieved and Future Challenges -- 2 -- Is the Early Warning Mechanism a Legal or a Political Procedure? Three Questions and a Typology -- I. Introduction: Legal or Political? A Highly Instructive Question -- II. Are Subsidiarity and the EWM Best Studied by Legal Scholars or Political Scientists? -- III. Should Subsidiarity and the EWM be Implemented by Legal or Political Institutions? -- IV. Should Subsidiarity and the EWM Entail a Political or Legal Mode of Reasoning? -- V. Three Approaches to the EWM: Legal Rule-Following, Political Bargaining, and Policy Arguing -- VI. Conclusion: It Takes Two to Tango -- 3 -- Reconstructing the EWM? -- I. Introduction -- II. The Nature of The Present System -- III. Cards in the Hands of National Parliaments -- IV. How "Legal" Should the Political Control Be? -- V. Should National Parliaments Have the Same Impact in All Areas? -- VI. How Limited in Scope Should the Subsidiarity Review Be? -- VII. Should the National Parliaments Have a Collective Right of Initiative? -- VIII. Bring the Court in Earlier? -- IX. Conclusions -- 4 -- Mapping out the Procedural Requirements for the Early Warning Mechanism -- I. Introduction -- II. The Evolving Participation of National Parliaments in EU Affairs -- III. Rights of National Parliaments -- IV. Rights of National Parliaments Reflected in the Duties of EU Institutions -- V. What is the View of the Court of Justice on Procedural Subsidiarity Review? -- VI. Looking Ahead-How is the EWM Best Protected? -- VII. Final Remarks -- 5 -- Interparliamentary Cooperation between National Parliaments -- I. Introduction -- II. Interparliamentary Cooperation-A Conceptual and Systemic Approach -- III. The Matrix of Interparliamentary Cooperation and the Influence of National Parliaments -- IV. The Present and the Future of Interparliamentary Cooperation Between National Parliaments-Trends and Proposals -- V. Concluding Remarks -- Part II: Regional Parliaments -- 6 -- Regional Parliaments and the Early Warning System: An Assessment and Some Suggestions for Reform -- I. Introduction -- II. The Participation of Regional Parliaments with Legislative Competences in the Early Warning System -- III. Is a Systematic Regional Participation in the EWS Desirable in the Current Context? -- IV. The Role of Regions in the EU and a Need for Reform -- 7 -- A New Player in the "Multi-Level Parliamentary Field". Cooperation and Communication of Regional Parliaments in the Post-Lisbon Scenario -- I. Introduction -- II. Regional Parliaments in the Post-Lisbon Scenario -- III. Types of Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Their Contextual Factors -- IV. Cross-Country Overview -- V. Conclusions -- 8 -- Italian Regional Councils and the Positive Externalities of the Early Warning Mechanism for National Constitutional Law -- I. The Effects of a "European" Procedure on National Constitutional Law -- II. The Constitutional Prohibition on Calling Regional Councils "Parliaments" -- III. The (Weak) Position of Regional Councils in the Italian Constitutional Context -- IV. The Positive Externalities of the Early Warning Mechanism for the Italian Regional Councils -- V. Case Studies. The Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Reform of the Cohesion Policy -- VI. Conclusion -- 9 -- Belgian Parliaments and the Early Warning System -- I. Introduction -- II. Subsidiarity Scrutiny and the Belgian Federal System -- III. The Institutional Set-Up: The Differing Parliamentary Procedures and the Perspectives on EU Subsidiarity -- IV. Perspective(s) on Subsidiarity -- V. An Analysis of the Reasoned Opinions -- VI. Conclusions -- Part III: The Early Warning Mechanism in National Constitutional Orders -- 10 -- Similar but Different-Comparing the Scrutiny of the Principle of Subsidiarity within the EWM in Denmark, Finland and Sweden -- I. The Constitutional Context of the Scrutiny of the Subsidiarity Principle by National Parliaments -- II. Scrutiny of the Principle of Subsidiarity within the EWM-Procedural Aspects -- III. The Scope of the Review-Different Understandings of the Principle of Subsidiarity -- IV. Similar but Different-Concluding Analysis -- 11 -- The Scrutiny of the Principle of Subsidiarity in the Procedures and Reasoned Opinions of the Italian Chamber and Senate -- I. Introduction -- II. The Italian Parliament: A Symmetric Bicameralism, Currently Under Revision -- III. The Principle of Subsidiarity in the Italian Constitution -- IV. EU Affairs in the Italian Parliament -- V. The Different Implementation of the EwM in the Two Houses -- VI. The Reasoned Opinions Submitted -- VII. Four Examples of Reasoned Opinions -- VIII. Some Trends from the Italian Experience -- IX. Conclusion: Towards a more Formalised and Homogeneous Procedure? -- 12 -- Speaking with One Voice? The French Parliament"s Use of the EWM -- I. The French Parliament and The Early Warning Mechanism: A Politicised Use of A Legal Instrument -- II. The Control of Subsidiarity within The National Constitutional System: Similar Formal Competences, Differentiated Use Between The Two Houses -- III. The EWM: An Instrument Reversing the Fusion of Powers in Parliamentary Systems? -- Iv. Cooperation with other National Legislatures In Subsidiarity Review: More Consideration Than Cooperation -- V. Conclusions -- 13 -- Parliamentary Scrutiny of EU Affairs by the UK Parliament: The Primacy of Ministerial Accountability -- I. Introduction -- II. The Political, Legal and Constitutional Context of Scrutiny -- III. The Work of The EU Scrutiny Committee -- IV. The House of Lords EU Select Committee -- V. UK Parliamentary Scrutiny as a Form of Substitute Sovereignty? -- VI. The Provision of Information and Scrutiny Reserves -- VII. Concluding Remarks-The Impact of EU Scrutiny within The UK Parliament -- 14 -- Able and Willing? Early Warning System and Political Dialogue in the Bundestag and the Nationalrat -- I. The Challenges: Getting It Right In Time -- II. Is it all Worth the Effort? MPs as Rational Actors30 -- III. The Role of Norms and Values67 -- IV. Conclusion -- 15 -- Like Two Peas in a Pod? The Functioning of the Early Warning Mechanism in the Czech Republic and Poland -- I. Introduction -- II. Position of Parliament In The Constitutional System of Poland and The Czech Republic -- III. EWM Procedures -- IV. Reasoned Opinions -- V. Debates and Votes under The EWM -- VI. Assessment -- VII. Conclusion -- 16 -- The Trajectory of the Early Warning Mechanism -- I. Introduction -- II. The Nature of the Early Warning Mechanism -- III. The Style and Content of Reasoned Opinions -- IV. The EWM"s Internal and External Impact -- V. The Role of Regional Parliaments -- VI. The Future of the EWM -- VII. Conclusions -- Index
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