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See detailThe BENELUX, Regional Groupings and the Dynamics of European Integration: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Harmsen, Robert UL; Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL; Paravantis, Spero UL

Book published by Brill (2020)

Regional (sub-)groupings have played a significant, but comparatively neglected role in the processes of European integration. The BENELUX and the Nordic Council both offer longstanding models of regional ... [more ▼]

Regional (sub-)groupings have played a significant, but comparatively neglected role in the processes of European integration. The BENELUX and the Nordic Council both offer longstanding models of regional cooperation which have, in various ways, often been cited as examples for the wider European integration project. More recently, both the Visegrád and Baltic states have seen the (re-) emergence of forms of regional cooperation in connection with their accession to and later membership of the European Union. Yet, though often cited, these experiences of (sub-)regional cooperation within the wider European project have been the object of relatively little systematic or comparative study. The aim of the edited volume is to address this gap by bringing together specialists on these regional groupings with a view to providing a fuller understanding of both their historical significance and their possible future role relative to a potentially fragmenting European political landscape. [less ▲]

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See detailCSV-Wahlprogramm ouni klore Profil
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

Article for general public (2019)

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See detailThe democratic deficit and European Central Bank crisis monetary policies.
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL; Howarth, David UL

in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law (2019)

This article presents the argument that European Central Bank (ECB) policy-making from the start of the sovereign debt crisis in 2010 undermined the democratic legitimacy of the ECB. We start with the ... [more ▼]

This article presents the argument that European Central Bank (ECB) policy-making from the start of the sovereign debt crisis in 2010 undermined the democratic legitimacy of the ECB. We start with the argument – defended by a number of scholars including Majone and Moravcsik – that where European Union (EU) policy-making is technocratic and does not have significant redistributive implications it can benefit from depoliticization that does not undermine the democratic legitimacy of this policy-making. This is notably the case where EU institutions have narrow mandates and are constrained by super-majoritarian decision-making. Prior to the international financial crisis, the ECB’s monetary policies were shaped entirely by the interpretation that its mandate was primarily to ensure low inflation. From the outbreak of the sovereign debt crisis, the ECB adopted a range of policies which pushed its role well beyond that interpretation and engaged in a form of redistribution that directly undermined treaty provisions. [less ▲]

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See detailResearch into Parliamentary Administartions in EU Affairs: Quo vadis?
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Poirier, Philippe; Farhat, Nadim (Eds.) Démocratie(s), Parlementarisme(s) et Légitimité(s) (2019)

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See detailThe Politicisation of the European Central Bank and the Bundestag
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Politics and Governance (2019), 7(3),

The European Central Bank (ECB) became one of the key actors during the Eurozone crisis. However, its prominent role was not without controversy. On one hand, the Eurozone was stabilised, no member state ... [more ▼]

The European Central Bank (ECB) became one of the key actors during the Eurozone crisis. However, its prominent role was not without controversy. On one hand, the Eurozone was stabilised, no member state defaulted, and no state had to leave the Euro. On the other hand, the ECB had to stretch its mandate, expand its policy remit, and adopt so-called ‘unconventional’ monetary policies. These attempts to depoliticise political challenges through a technocratic approach reduced the opportunities for democratic contestation, but they also bred frustration that led to politicisation. This article studies to what extent this politicisation affected the perception of the ECB in national parliaments. For this purpose, it studies the extent to which ECB policy has become politicised in the German Bundestag through an analysis of plenary debates from 2005 to 2018. The Bundestag represents an unlikely case for politicisation despite wide-spread criticism of the ECB in the media, as Germany was traditionally attached to creating a highly independent ECB, until recently had no major Eurosceptic right-wing parties, and parliamentary scrutiny of the national central bank is low. However, by studying the salience of ECB policies, the polarisation of opinion in the parliament, as well as the range of actors participating in the debates, this article finds that the ECB’s policies have become politicised and the subject of scrutiny and dissatisfaction. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Scrutiny of Brexit in National Parliaments: Germany, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic Compared
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL; Buth, Vanessa; Kaniok, Petr

in Christiansen, Thomas; Fromage, Diane (Eds.) Brexit and Democracy (2019)

The outcome of the Brexit referendum has led to a highly mediatized battle of power between the British government and parliament over how much influence the latter can exert over the British position in ... [more ▼]

The outcome of the Brexit referendum has led to a highly mediatized battle of power between the British government and parliament over how much influence the latter can exert over the British position in the negotiations with the European Union (EU). At the same time, the role of parliaments in the remaining member states has received virtually no public attention, despite the fact that the stakes are also high for their publics. The aim of our chapter is to shed light on dynamics of parliamentary control of Brexit in the remaining member states through a comparative study of the German, Czech and Luxembourgish parliaments. Each of these member states has one or several key interests at stake in the negotiations, such as exports, the financial sector and future contributions to the EU budget (Germany, Luxembourg), or migration to the UK and the maintenance of EU policies and their budgetary health (Czech Republic). The three cases represent geographical diversity and differently sized countries, to take into account different levels of governmental influence over the Brexit negotiations. The study will focus on the formal powers of parliaments, their actual mobilization and the key dynamics that mark their scrutiny of the Brexit negotiations. [less ▲]

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See detailRegions and the parliamentarisation of EU governance: is the Early Warning System the solution?
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Abels, Gabriele; Battke, Jan (Eds.) Regional Governance in the EU: Regions and the Future of Europe (2019)

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See detailEen haarde Brexit gëtt ëmmer méi wahrscheinlech
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

Article for general public (2018)

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See detailThe Parliamentary Scrutiny of Euro Area National Central Banks
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL; Howarth, David UL

in Public Administration (2018)

European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) involves several core principles for the organization of participating national central banks (NCBs / CBs), including their independence from political ... [more ▼]

European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) involves several core principles for the organization of participating national central banks (NCBs / CBs), including their independence from political institutions. Early studies show that the level of national parliamentary scrutiny over euro area NCBs varied (Lepper and Sterne 2002). In this context, our article examines the extent to which parliaments make use of four distinct control mechanisms to hold CBs accountable. We explain the very different levels of parliamentary scrutiny over NCBs in Germany, France and Belgium during the 2013-2016 period. We find that the level of scrutiny depends principally on the presence of a longstanding tradition of CB independence — and specifically the manner in which independence has been politicized and interpreted by the political class. We argue that the strength of the parliament can also explain some variation. [less ▲]

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See detailBrexit Seen from Luxembourg
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

E-print/Working paper (2018)

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See detailLuxembourg and the EU: How to Integrate in the Face of Diversity
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Kaeding, Michael; Pollack, Johannes; Schmidt, Paul (Eds.) The Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals (2018)

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See detailRegional Parliaments: Effective Actors in EU Policy-Making?
Abels, Gabriele; Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

Book published by Routledge (2018)

In an attempt to strengthen the legitimacy of EU policy-making, the 2009 Lisbon Treaty strengthened the principle of parliamentary control in EU affairs. This pertains to parliaments at all levels ranging ... [more ▼]

In an attempt to strengthen the legitimacy of EU policy-making, the 2009 Lisbon Treaty strengthened the principle of parliamentary control in EU affairs. This pertains to parliaments at all levels ranging from the regional to the supranational level. This book analyses the potential of regional parliaments – the parliaments closest to the citizens – to engage in EU affairs and to fill the perceived legitimacy gap. Eight member states have a total of 73 regional parliaments with legislative powers, and there are further trends towards decentralization in Europe. On its quest to understand the role that regional parliaments can plan in the EU multilevel parliamentary system, the book addresses key questions: What are the formal powers and functions of regional parliaments in EU policy-making? How do they use their powers in practice? How active are they in EU politics and what do they try to achieve? What factors can explain their degree of (in-)activity? [less ▲]

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See detailLes acteurs économiques catalans sont inquiets
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

Article for general public (2017)

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See detailRTL-Invité vun der Redaktioun: D'Politologin Anna-Lena Högenauer iwwer de Brexit
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

Article for general public (2017)

In diesem RTL Interview werden die Brexit Verhandlungen, ihre Folgen und die öffentliche Meinung in Grossbritannien diskutiert. Das Interview ist auf der RTL Webseite abrufbar http://radio.rtl.lu ... [more ▼]

In diesem RTL Interview werden die Brexit Verhandlungen, ihre Folgen und die öffentliche Meinung in Grossbritannien diskutiert. Das Interview ist auf der RTL Webseite abrufbar http://radio.rtl.lu/emissiounen/den-invite-vun-der-rtl-redaktioun/1020257.html . [less ▲]

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See detailThe European Parliament in Times of Crisis: Transnationalism under Pressure?
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Journal of Contemporary European Research [=JCER] (2017), 13(2), 1091-1108

In 2015, the intensification of the migration crisis has exposed the European Union to a highly politicized policy problem that was subject to radically different national approaches. In the past, the ... [more ▼]

In 2015, the intensification of the migration crisis has exposed the European Union to a highly politicized policy problem that was subject to radically different national approaches. In the past, the literature has tended to present the European Parliament as a highly supranational institution, where formal procedures and informal practices have encouraged the emergence of transnational party groups over time. However, while these groups are now seen as enjoying a high level of cohesion, the literature also argues that national loyalties are likely to prevail in the case of conflict between the European party group and the national party. The migration crisis can be expected to create numerous conflicts that would undermine party cohesion. Yet, the analysis of plenary debates in 2015 shows that European party groups still benefit from a high level of cohesion and that most MEPs avoid couching their arguments in national terms. The European Parliament is thus still a fundamentally transnational actor. [less ▲]

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See detailBrexit Through the Eyes of Luxembourg
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Negotiating Brexit: What do the UK's negotiating partners want? (2017)

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See detailConclusion: regional parliaments – a distinct role in the EU?
Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL; Abels, Gabriele

in Journal of Legislative Studies (2017), 23(2),

Regional parliaments can shape EU policy-making via a range of domestic and European channels. In the context of a renewed interest in the subnational level, this article aims to address three core ... [more ▼]

Regional parliaments can shape EU policy-making via a range of domestic and European channels. In the context of a renewed interest in the subnational level, this article aims to address three core questions: have regional parliaments really been empowered by the early warning system provisions? Which factors explain differences in strength and mobilisation? Finally, what kind of a role do regional parliaments play in EU policy-making today, now that they have had several years to react to the trend towards multilevel parliamentarism? The authors argue that regional parliaments do indeed have the potential to contribute a distinct perspective to EU policy-making, even if their current level of activity is still low. Their distinctive territorial focus sets them apart from national parliaments. Their level of activity still varies greatly between parliaments depending on a number of factors. [less ▲]

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See detailRegional Parliaments: Effective Actors in EU Policy-Making?
Abels, Gabriele; Högenauer, Anna-Lena UL

in Journal of Legislative Studies (2017), 23(2),

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