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The European Parliament and development cooperation: democratic participation in the ‘low politics’ of EU external relations

Cardwell, P. J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7485-3474 and Jančić, D. (2019). The European Parliament and development cooperation: democratic participation in the ‘low politics’ of EU external relations. Journal of European Integration, 41(3), pp. 365-381. doi: 10.1080/07036337.2019.1599369

Abstract

The European Parliament enjoys an array of powers in development cooperation, ranging from legislative and budgetary powers to scrutiny and democratic oversight. However, its role has largely been overlooked and generally been absent from the key debates in the EU foreign policy literature. Partly this stems from the ‘low politics’ nature of development cooperation, when set against the ‘high politics’ of EU external relations as typified by CFSP/CSDP and trade. This article combines a legal analysis of the EP’s post-Lisbon powers in EU development cooperation with an examination of the Multiannual Financial Framework, the European Consensus on Development and interinstitutional interactions to assess how the EP has succeeded in gaining a more significant role in this policy field. The article argues that the ‘low politics’ of EU development cooperation is highly susceptible to the EP’s institutional assertion and empowerment in overall EU external relations.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Journal of European Integration. Cardwell, P. J. and Jančić, D. (2019). The European Parliament and development cooperation: democratic participation in the ‘low politics’ of EU external relations. Journal of European Integration, 41(3), pp. 365-381. doi: 10.1080/07036337.2019.1599369 . It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.”
Publisher Keywords: Budget; Development cooperation; External relations; European Parliament
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
Date available in CRO: 17 Aug 2021 10:56
Date deposited: 17 August 2021
Date of first online publication: 16 May 2019
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26604
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