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Incrementalism and Path Dependence: European Integration and Institutional Change in National Parliaments

Dimitrakopoulos, Dionyssis G. (2001) Incrementalism and Path Dependence: European Integration and Institutional Change in National Parliaments. Journal of Common Market Studies 39 (3), pp. 405-422. ISSN 0021-9886.

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Abstract

This article analyses the manner in which the Parliaments of France, the UK and Greece have reacted to the process of European integration. It is argued that their reactions display an incremental logic marked by slow, small and marginal changes based on existing institutional repertoires. In all three cases Parliaments have used familiar mechanisms and procedures which they have modified only marginally. This reaction was path dependent, i.e. it was consistent with long-established patterns reflecting the subordinate position of these Parliaments within national polities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The author is currently Lecturer in Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College.
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2005
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:32
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/131

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