The European Parliament in the Economic Governance of the EU

19 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2003

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Christopher Lord

University of Leeds; Palgrave Macmillan Ltd


This article analyses how the European Parliament's contribution to policy outcomes varies across three branches of economic decision-making and two roles typical of a parliamentary body. The former are based on Majone's distinction between stabilization, redistribution and regulation. The latter draw on Habermas's distinction between the role of the legislator in bargaining and preferences, and setting norms of collective action, which are taken here to include standards of public control and rights entitlements that must be secured in the delivery of policy.

Suggested Citation

Lord, Christopher, The European Parliament in the Economic Governance of the EU. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 41, pp. 249-267, April 2003. Available at SSRN:

Christopher Lord (Contact Author)

University of Leeds ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

England, Hampshire RG21 6XS
United Kingdom

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