Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Incrementalism and Path Dependence: \ud European Integration and Institutional Change in National Parliaments

By Dionyssis G. Dimitrakopoulos

Abstract

This article analyses the manner in which the Parliaments of France, the UK and Greece have reacted to the process of European integration. It is argued that their reactions display an incremental logic marked by slow, small and marginal changes based on existing institutional repertoires. In all three cases Parliaments have used familiar mechanisms and procedures which they have modified only marginally. This reaction was path dependent, i.e. it was consistent with long-established patterns reflecting the subordinate position of these Parliaments within national polities

Topics: polsoc
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:131

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (1995a) National Parliaments and the European Union, doi
  2. (1984). Approaches to the State. Alternative Conceptions and Historical Dynamics’. doi
  3. (1998). Assemblée Nationale/Délégation pour l’Union européenne
  4. (1975). British Membership of the European Communities: The Question of Parliamentary Sovereignty’. doi
  5. (1994). Circulaire du 19 juillet 1994 relative à la prise en compte de la position du Parlement français dans l’élaboration des actes communautaires,
  6. (1999). Circulaire du Premier ministre du 13 décembre 1999 relative à l’application de l’article 88-4 de la Constitution,
  7. (1990). Decision Nr. 3076/2008 of the President of the Greek Parliament Regarding the Establishment of a
  8. (2001). Draft Revised Constitutional Provisions as Defined by the Committee for the Amendment of the Constitution,
  9. (1991). European Community Legislation before the House of Commons’. doi
  10. (1991). Expanding the Scope of Institutional Analysis’.
  11. (1999). Funktionen und Folgen formaler Organisation. 5 th edn.
  12. (1999). Funktionen und Folgen formaler Organisation. 5th edn.
  13. Hellenic Republic (2001) The Constitution of Greece,
  14. (1992). Historical Institutionalism in Comparative Politics’. doi
  15. (1991). Institutions, Institutional Effects and Institutionalism’.
  16. (1995). L’Article 88-4 de la Constitution ou l’Avènement d’un Nouveau Janus Constitutionnel’.
  17. (1991). Le Gouvernement de la France sous la Ve République. 4 th edn. doi
  18. (1993). Leaders, Politics and Institutional Change: The Decline of Prime Ministerial Accountability to the House of Commons, doi
  19. (1991). Les Délégations Parlementaires pour les
  20. (1982). Les Délégations Parlementaires pour les Communautés Européennes’. Revue du
  21. (1979). Loi no 79-564 du 6 juillet 1979 modifiant l’ordonnance du 17 novembre 1958 relative au fonctionnement des assemblées parlementaires en vue de la création de délégations parlementaires pour les communautés européennes,
  22. (1990). Loi no 90-385 du 10 mai modifiant l’article 6 bis de l’ordonnance no 58-1100 du 17 novembre
  23. (1980). Parliament and Foreign Policy in France’.
  24. (1984). Parliament and Policy in Britain: The House of Commons as a Policy Influencer.
  25. (1986). Parliament- Executive Relations in the Conduct of Foreign Policy’.
  26. (1993). Politique Comparée. Les Démocraties: Allemagne, États-Unis, doi
  27. (1993). Politique Comparée. Les Démocraties: Allemagne, États-Unis, France, Grande-Bretagne, Italie. 4 th edn. doi
  28. (1989). Rediscovering Institutions: The Organizational Basis of Politics doi
  29. (1996). Scrutiny without Power? The Impact of the European Community on the Westminster Parliament’.
  30. (1995). The Case of France’. doi
  31. (1992). The Eclipse of Parliament: Appearance and Reality
  32. (1995). The French Parliament and the EU: Loosening the Constitutional Straitjacket’. doi
  33. (1991). The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organization Fields’. doi
  34. (1993). The Legal Framework of the Greek Parliament’s European Community Affairs Committee (Athens: Hellenic Parliament,
  35. (1995). The Parliamentary Activity of John Major, doi
  36. (1993). Troper
  37. (1981). Un Nouveau Mode de Contrôle: Les Délégations Parlementaires’. doi
  38. (1995). United Kingdom: Political Conflict, Parliamentary Scrutiny’. doi

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.