Playing the Co-Decision Game? Rules’ Changes and Institutional Adaptation at the LIBE Committee

Ariadna Ripoll Servent

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    The introduction of co-decision has transformed the European Parliament
    (EP), changing the patterns of behaviour inside the institution, especially its committees.
    The entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon extends the use of co-decision; thus, more
    EP committees will have to adapt to the new patterns of behaviour set out by the new
    decision-making rules. In order to understand how this process of adaptation occurs
    and what the consequences are, the present study examines the change in decision-
    making rules that occurred in the committee for civil liberties and justice and home
    affairs (LIBE) after 2005 as a precedent for future changes. Interviews and analyses of
    legislative texts indicate that adaptation to co-decision may occur very quickly but that
    its extent can be limited by forms of
    dual behaviour
    , when the coexistence of two deci-
    sion-making rules oppose two different worldviews, introducing uncertainty inside
    committees and among external actors.
    Seiten (von - bis)55-73
    FachzeitschriftJournal of European Integration
    Frühes Online-Datum4 Mai 2011
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2012

    ÖFOS 2012

    • 506004 Europäische Integration