Three more Research Notes are now available:
In Research Note 11, Oľga Gyárfášová and Karen Henderson argue that the fuzziness of party and voter attitudes in Slovakia on EU issues, together with an inward-looking agenda focusing on economic advantages, help depress turnout in Slovakia and do not bode well for the future.
In Research Note 12, Christine Neuhold and Anna-Lena Högenauer argue that the officials of national parliaments in the European Parliament (EP) play an important role in enabling parliamentary scrutiny through the dissemination of information. Their research highlights the key function of ‘information relay’ that these liaison officers performed for the first ‘yellow card’ procedure in the Early Warning Mechanism (EWM).
In Research Note 13, Aleksandra Maatsch discusses her upcoming book on the debate of the effects of the recent European economic crisis on parliamentary democracy in the European Union. She analyses how national parliaments and parliamentary parties performed their legislative, representative, and control functions during the reform of European economic governance and concluded that formal powers of national parliaments are limited while the international responsibility among governing parties is prioritised.
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