Reforming the European Union: Realizing the Impossible

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Index
Action Committee for European Democracy, 168n6
agenda control tools, amendment process: overview, 78–79, 95–97, 190; consensus interpretation, 94–95; coupling methods, 88–94; estimation data, 70–75; Praesidium’s role, 64–65, 78; proposals listed, 99–102; restriction methods, 55–56, 79–88
agents. See principal-agent relations
agricultural policy proxy, core size calculation, 47–48
Ahern, Bertie, 20
Amato, Giuliano, 78, 88, 95, 168n6
amendment rules, European Convention, 9798. See also agenda control tools, amendment process
Austria: political leaders’ reform positions, 115f 120f, 133; principal-agent congruence, 122–24f 163, 164–65f 165; in referendum motivation study, 140, 143; voters’ reform positions, 20, 126f; Working Time Directive, 50
Aznar, José Maria, 132–33, 134n2, 158
Balkenende, Peter, 20, 133, 171. See also Netherlands
Barroso, José, 133
Belgium: domestic actors’ reform positions, 117; political leaders’ positions, 114, 120f, 135f; principal-agent congruence, 122–24f 163, 164–65f 166; ratification action, 184; in referendum motivation study, 134n3, 136–37, 140f 141; voters’ reform positions, 20, 126f 135f; Working Time Directive, 50
Belka, Marek, 142
Benedetto, Giacomo, 146
Berlusconi, Silvio, 133, 149. See also Italy
Better Lawmaking 2005 report, 51–52
bicameral model, veto player analysis, 41–44
Blair, Tony, 11, 20, 134, 148–49, 158
Bräuninger, Thomas, 47–48
Bulgaria, ratification action, 184
bureaucratic power: in democratic deficit arguments, 35–38; in veto player analysis, 44–45
Charter of Fundamental Rights, 14, 17, 171, 175
Chirac, Jacques, 132, 134, 149, 158, 168
citizens’ initiative, 195
climate change policy, Lisbon Treaty effects, 198
closed rule approach, 109
coalition formation. See core of European Union, in policy stability measurement
competence-related amendments, agenda control, 81
Congress proposal, European Convention, 65–67, 90
consensus interpretation, amendment process, 94–95
consensus threshold effect, 13
constitutional proposal, overview, 8, 14–17, 77. See also specific topics, e.g., European Convention; institutional structure dimension; referendum entries
Convention delegates, defined, 4. See also European Convention on the Future of Europe
Convention method, institutionalization of, 63, 75, 196–97
Convention on the Future of Europe. See European Convention on the Future of Europe
core of European Union, in policy stability measurement: overview, 39–40; bicameral model variations, 41–44; bureaucratic empowerment, 44–45; judiciary empowerment, 44–45; Nice-Convention effects compared, 45–48, 52; in policy space model, 47–48; with qualified majority requirements, 40–45; Working Time Directive case, 48–52
Council of Ministers. See European Council; qualified majority requirements
Crum, Ben, 135–36
Cyprus: political leaders’ reform positions, 115f 120f; principal-agent congruence, 122–24f 163, 164–65f; referendum process, 136, 140f 141, 143; voters’ reform positions, 20, 125, 126, 126f; Working Time Directive, 49, 50

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