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Institutional and Procedural Dynamics in EU Decision-Making

European Politics
European Union
Institutions
Decision Making
European Parliament
S02
Thomas Christiansen
LUISS University
Mark Rhinard
Stockholm University


Abstract

This Section is devoted to the study of institutional and procedural dynamics in the European Union. Taking place a decade after the Lisbon Treaty, it provides an opportunity to analyse the impact of the institutional and procedural reforms then put in effect, and to examine wider trends concerning the EU’s institutional architecture: the ongoing rise of the role played by the European Parliament across a growing number of domains; a shift towards the European Council in the context of the management of multiple crises; the European Commission’s drive to be more ‘political’, and having received a surprise boost by Brexit but also pushback as populism has grown across the continent; a slowdown in legislative activity undermining the Council of Minister’s formal decision powers, exacerbated by procedures shifting responsibility to special committees (e.g. with regard to Article 50); and, a move away from law-making towards implementation and operations (for example in the Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice). All institutions had to contend with geopolitical tensions and a rise in crisis-related thinking in most policy areas. This Section welcomes Paper and Panel proposals focused on the institutional and procedural dynamics of EU decision-making, addressing the patterns above or other developments that may represent evolutionary changes or distinct shifts in EU decision-making dynamics. Topics may include institution-specific issues, inter-institutional questions, formal and informal procedures, new forms of deliberation and decision-making, and related aspects. Scholars with different theoretical and methodological approaches are invited to apply, and we encourage in particular Panels aiming for balance in gender and experience of participants.
Code Title Details
P015 Coping with Policy Complexity in the European Union View Panel Details
P034 EU Decision-Making – The Roles of States and Peoples View Panel Details
P035 EU Decision-Making Dynamics at Times of Politicisation View Panel Details
P056 Explaining Change in the European Commission: Structures, Systems and Values View Panel Details
P064 Inside the 'Black Box' of Trilogues View Panel Details
P066 Institutional Dynamics and Accountability of Financing the European Union View Panel Details
P071 Inter-Parliamentary Relations in the Post-Lisbon EU View Panel Details
P072 Leadership, Accountability and Responsiveness? The European Commission in the EU System View Panel Details
P091 Outside the 'Black Box' of Trilogues View Panel Details
P108 The Democratic Performance of the Lisbon Treaty Ten Years Down the Line View Panel Details
P109 The Dynamics of Inter-Institutional Relations View Panel Details
P110 The EU After the Juncker Commission: Assessing Institutional and Organisational Change View Panel Details
P114 The European Commission in the Decision-Making Process View Panel Details
P115 The European Commission’s Role in Policy-Making View Panel Details
P120 The Impact of National Democratic Representation on Decision-Making in the European Union View Panel Details
P129 The Role of Parliaments in EU Decision-Making View Panel Details
P130 The Spitzenkandidaten Process: Re-Assessment After 2019 View Panel Details
P141 Women and Leadership in the European Commission View Panel Details