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European Parliament, EU Budget and CFSP

Tuomikorpi, Satu LU (2009) STVM17 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This master’s thesis examines how the European Parliament (EP) has used its budgetary powers to influence the common foreign and security policy (CFSP) of the European Union (EU) during the legislative period 2004-2009 of the EP. Theoretically it is based on theories of power, most notably that of Keith Dowding’s including the notions of outcome power and social power. Its data consists mainly of the EP’s budgetary resolutions and discharge decisions from the years in question along with interviews with people working in the field of CFSP / EU budget.
The analysis shows that the EP has used its budgetary powers to influence CFSP procedures more than actual policies. By exerting (social) power over the Council the EP has successfully... (More)
This master’s thesis examines how the European Parliament (EP) has used its budgetary powers to influence the common foreign and security policy (CFSP) of the European Union (EU) during the legislative period 2004-2009 of the EP. Theoretically it is based on theories of power, most notably that of Keith Dowding’s including the notions of outcome power and social power. Its data consists mainly of the EP’s budgetary resolutions and discharge decisions from the years in question along with interviews with people working in the field of CFSP / EU budget.
The analysis shows that the EP has used its budgetary powers to influence CFSP procedures more than actual policies. By exerting (social) power over the Council the EP has successfully pushed for more information on planned CFSP operations and the implementation of the existing ones. A considerable improvement in this respect was achieved in 2006 through the signing of a new interinstitutional agreement (IIA) between the EP, the Council and the Commission establishing five annual CFSP related consultation meetings among high-level representatives of each of the institutions. (Less)
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author
Tuomikorpi, Satu LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM17 20091
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
budget, European Parliament, power, European Affairs, CFSP, external policies
language
English
id
1397222
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:30:55
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2009-06-18 11:30:55
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  abstract     = {This master’s thesis examines how the European Parliament (EP) has used its budgetary powers to influence the common foreign and security policy (CFSP) of the European Union (EU) during the legislative period 2004-2009 of the EP. Theoretically it is based on theories of power, most notably that of Keith Dowding’s including the notions of outcome power and social power. Its data consists mainly of the EP’s budgetary resolutions and discharge decisions from the years in question along with interviews with people working in the field of CFSP / EU budget.
The analysis shows that the EP has used its budgetary powers to influence CFSP procedures more than actual policies. By exerting (social) power over the Council the EP has successfully pushed for more information on planned CFSP operations and the implementation of the existing ones. A considerable improvement in this respect was achieved in 2006 through the signing of a new interinstitutional agreement (IIA) between the EP, the Council and the Commission establishing five annual CFSP related consultation meetings among high-level representatives of each of the institutions.},
  author       = {Tuomikorpi, Satu},
  keyword      = {budget,European Parliament,power,European Affairs,CFSP,external policies},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {European Parliament, EU Budget and CFSP},
  year         = {2009},
}