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Constitutional Preferences and Parliamentary Reform: Explaining National Parliaments' Adaptation to European Integration

Thomas Winzen


This book provides a comprehensive account of national parliaments’ adaptation to European integration. Advancing an explanation based on political parties’ constitutional preferences, it investigates the nature and variation of parliamentary rights in European Union affairs across countries and levels of governance. In some member states, parliaments have traditionally been strong and parties hold intergovernmental visions of European integration. In these countries, strong parliamentary rights emerge in the context of parties’ efforts to realize their preferred constitutional design for the ... More

Keywords: European integration, national parliaments, political parties, constitutional preferences, parliamentary rights, adaptation, constitutional design, collective rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198793397
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793397.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Winzen, author
Senior Researcher, Center for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich