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The European Parliament: Finally a Powerful and Legitimate Institution?


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Speaker(s): Michael Shackleton, David Curry, Sara Hagemann, Hugo Brady
Chair: Simon Hix

Recorded on 22 June 2011 in Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

The launch of the 8th edition of the "The European Parliament" by Richard Corbett, Francis Jacobs and Michael Shackleton offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the development of this fascinating institution. Following the Lisbon Treaty, has the European Parliament reached the apogee of its powers, or is there still more for the MEPs' to influence? And, after a record low in voter participation in the 2009 European Parliament elections, what can or should the European Parliament do to increase its legitimacy?

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