Part II
Governmental Powers

7. Legislative Powers: Competence and Procedures  

Further Reading


L. Azoulai (ed.), The Question of Competence in the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2014)

S. Garben and I. Govaere, The Division of Competences between the EU and the Member States: Reflections on the Past, the Present, and the Future (Hart, 2017)

K. Granat, The Principle of Subsidiarity and Its Enforcement in the EU Legal Order (Hart, 2018)

S. Hix and B. Høyland, The Political System of the European Union (Palgrave, 2005)

B. Kohler-Koch and B. Rittberger, Debating the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007)

N. Nugent, The Government and Politics of the European Union (Palgrave, 2017)

R. Schütze, From Dual to Cooperative Federalism: The Changing Structure of European Law (Oxford University Press 2009)


Articles (and Chapters)

I. Cooper, ‘The Watchdogs of Subsidiarity: National Parliaments and the Logic of Arguing in the EU’ (2006) 44 Journal of Common Market Studies 281

P. Craig, ‘Competence: Clarity, Conferral, Containment and Consideration’ (2004) 29 EL Rev. 323

A. Dashwood, ‘The Limits of European Community Powers’ (1996) 21 EL Rev. 113

G. Davies, ‘Subsidiarity: The Wrong Idea, in the Wrong Place, at the Wrong Time’ (2006) 43 CML Rev 63

D. Jancic, ‘The Game of Cards: National Parliaments in the EU and the Future of the Early Warning Mechanism and the Political Dialogue’ (2015) 52 CML Rev. 939

T. Konstadinides, ‘Drawing the Line between Circumvention and Gap-filling: An Exploration of the Conceptual Limits of the Treaty’s Flexibility Clause’ (2012) 31 YEL 227

C. Reh et al., ‘The Informal Politics of Legislation: Explaining Secluded Decision Making in the European Union’ (2013) 49 Comparative Political Studies 1112

C. Roederer-Rynning and J. Greenwood, ‘The Cutlure of Trilogues’ (2015) 22 Journal of European Public Policy 1148

R. de Ruiter and C. Neuhold, ‘Why Is Fast Track the Way to Go? Justification for Early Agreement in the Co-decision Procedure and their Effects’ (2012) 18 ELJ 536

R. Schütze, ‘Lisbon and the Federal Order of Competences: A Prospective Analysis’ (2008) 33 EL Rev 709

A. Tizzano, ‘The Powers of the Community’, in Commission (ed.), Thirty Years of Community Law (Office for Official Publications of the EC, 1981) 43

S. Weatherill, ‘Competence Creep and Competence Control’ (2004) 23 YEL 1

D. Wyatt, ‘Community Competence to Regulate the Internal Market’ (Oxford University Faculty of Law Research Paper 9/2007)