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The Influence of National Parliaments over Domestic European Union Policies
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8867-0815
Södertörns högskola.
2009 (English)In: Scandinavian Political Studies, ISSN 0080-6757, E-ISSN 1467-9477, Vol. 32, no 4, 359-381 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article we present survey results on the Swedish and Finnish parliamentarians' perceived influence over domestic decision-making in EU-matters. In the literature the parliaments in Sweden and Finland are classified as powerful parliaments that can exert considerable influence in the domestic EU policy-making. Moreover, Finland and Sweden joined the EU at the same time. Therefore the overall expectation is that the parliaments should be equally powerful. However, the results from our survey indicate a significant difference in perceived influence between the two parliaments. It is obvious that the Swedish parliamentarians perceive themselves as more marginalized in relation to the Government than the Finnish parliamentarians. After having tried different explanations we conclude that the differences can be ascribed to the parliaments' different organisational set-ups for the oversight of the Government.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Vol. 32, no 4, 359-381 p.
Keyword [en]
parliaments, parliamentarians, europeanisation, domestic EU-policy
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98750DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9477.2008.00231.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98750DiVA: diva2:201105
EUs återverkningar på nordisk demokrati (RJ dnr 1998-0047)
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2009-03-03 Created: 2009-03-03 Last updated: 2014-08-01Bibliographically approved

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