Department of Political Science

Daniel Finke

Institutional conditions for effective parliamentary oversight of European Union politics

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Institutional conditions for effective parliamentary oversight of European Union politics. / Finke, Daniel.

In: West European Politics, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2019, p. 1-24.

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title = "Institutional conditions for effective parliamentary oversight of European Union politics",
abstract = "The implementation of European Union directives into national law frequently triggers extensive parliamentary activities, especially if they are complex, salient, and conflictive. These activities can cause delayed transposition. The literature suggests that early parliamentary involvement may speed up the subsequent transposition process. In this article, it is argued theoretically and empirically shown that this hope is only fulfilled where parliaments are sufficiently strong. On the empirical side, the article looks at the effect of ex-ante scrutiny on the duration of the transposition of more than 650 directives in four weak parliaments as well as in four strong parliaments. It is found that an early involvement of strong parliaments may speed up transposition. By contrast, weak parliaments’ early engagement with EU directives may even cause a further delay of the transposition process.",
keywords = "PARLIAMENT, OVERSIGHT, comparative analysis",
author = "Daniel Finke",
year = "2019",
doi = "10.1080/01402382.2018.1474418",
language = "English",
volume = "42",
pages = "1--24",
journal = "West European Politics",
issn = "0140-2382",
publisher = "Routledge",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Institutional conditions for effective parliamentary oversight of European Union politics

AU - Finke, Daniel

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - The implementation of European Union directives into national law frequently triggers extensive parliamentary activities, especially if they are complex, salient, and conflictive. These activities can cause delayed transposition. The literature suggests that early parliamentary involvement may speed up the subsequent transposition process. In this article, it is argued theoretically and empirically shown that this hope is only fulfilled where parliaments are sufficiently strong. On the empirical side, the article looks at the effect of ex-ante scrutiny on the duration of the transposition of more than 650 directives in four weak parliaments as well as in four strong parliaments. It is found that an early involvement of strong parliaments may speed up transposition. By contrast, weak parliaments’ early engagement with EU directives may even cause a further delay of the transposition process.

AB - The implementation of European Union directives into national law frequently triggers extensive parliamentary activities, especially if they are complex, salient, and conflictive. These activities can cause delayed transposition. The literature suggests that early parliamentary involvement may speed up the subsequent transposition process. In this article, it is argued theoretically and empirically shown that this hope is only fulfilled where parliaments are sufficiently strong. On the empirical side, the article looks at the effect of ex-ante scrutiny on the duration of the transposition of more than 650 directives in four weak parliaments as well as in four strong parliaments. It is found that an early involvement of strong parliaments may speed up transposition. By contrast, weak parliaments’ early engagement with EU directives may even cause a further delay of the transposition process.

KW - PARLIAMENT

KW - OVERSIGHT

KW - comparative analysis

U2 - 10.1080/01402382.2018.1474418

DO - 10.1080/01402382.2018.1474418

M3 - Journal article

VL - 42

SP - 1

EP - 24

JO - West European Politics

JF - West European Politics

SN - 0140-2382

IS - 1

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