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Parliamentary Government or Division of Powers: Is the Destination Still Unknown?

Michael Shackleton

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780199283958
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603297 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199283958.003.0006
Parliamentary Government or Division of Powers: Is the Destination Still Unknown?

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The increasing power of the European Parliament has been one of the most steady and striking developments of Europe’s past several decades. Most analyses of the EP tend to see this process as moving the EU somewhat toward a model of parliamentary government, converging on the institutions prevalent in most European countries. But in fact, the EP now plays a role much more like an autonomous separation-of-powers legislature on the US model, and its future development is likely to move further in this direction.

Keywords: European Parliament; parliamentary government; separation of powers; institutions

Chapter.  8873 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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