National Parliaments after Lisbon: Administrations on the Rise?

A.L. Högenauer, C. Neuhold

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In the wake of the lisbon treaty, much of the academic debate on national parliaments in the eu has focused on the new powers of national parliaments and the potential for the politicisation and parliamentarisation of the eu. In the process, the role of administrators in the parliamentary control of eu affairs has been neglected. This article addresses that gap by comparing parliamentary administrations to a set of ideal types on the basis of in-depth interviews and a comparative survey of parliamentary staff. This leads to the observation that the roles of parliamentary administrators have been further expanded after lisbon to a range of tasks that go beyond technical support and include elements of agenda-setting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-354
JournalWest European Politics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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