The Europeanization of Laws, Queen speeches, and Coalition Agreements in the Netherlands

A. Timmermans, G.E. Breeman

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Abstract As in all good myths, the origins of Delors’ myth about his prediction that in the future 80% of all national legislation will originate from the EU level, are unclear. Did he state this in a speech in Brussels, or in London or even in another place? No matter when and where he said this, with this statement he posited in any case a nice empirical research question for us political scientists to dig into. How strong is indeed the influence of the EU on national legislation? In a joint European project of 6 European countries we are tackling this puzzle. In this paper we take the formal legislation as a starting point. We want to analyze the influence of the Eu level on national legislation, but we also want to compare this with other venues of the political arena: the annual Queen’s speech and the coalition agreements. We use a dataset on national laws, queens speeches and coalition agreements developed within the Dutch Policy Agendas Project. Dataset covers period 1984-2007 and consists of over 3,800 content coded laws, all annual queen speeches (1945-2009) and the coalition agreements between 1973-2006.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIPSA, International Conference, Is there a European Model of Governance?, Luxembourg -
Duration: 18 Mar 201020 Mar 2010

Conference

ConferenceIPSA, International Conference, Is there a European Model of Governance?, Luxembourg
Period18/03/1020/03/10

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