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Drivers of political parties’ voting behaviour in European economic governance: the ultimate decline of the economic cleavage?

4 Drivers of political parties’ voting behaviour in European economic governance The ultimate decline of the economic cleavage? Introduction Since the outbreak of the European financial crisis national parliamentary parties have been involved in approving the new legal and policy measures reforming European economic governance. The new role has been particularly . . . Read more

Macroeconomic preferences of national parliamentary parties

6 Macroeconomic preferences of national parliamentary parties1 Introduction The fourth and the fifth chapter of this book analyzed how parliamentary parties voted on anti-crisis measures and why they supported or rejected them. The analysis of voting behaviour established that the dominant explanatory variable has been political parties’ position on European integration. . . . Read more

Parliamentary parties’ discourses on anti-crisis measures: between solidarity and particularistic interest

5 Parliamentary parties’ discourses on anti-crisis measures Between solidarity and particularistic interest1 Introduction This chapter addresses the following questions: what were the major reasons that stood behind support or rejection of anti-crisis measures among national parliamentary parties? How convergent or divergent were parties in their choice of arguments supporting or rejecting . . . Read more

Introduction

1 Introduction National parliaments in the reform of European economic governance: talking shops or deliberative bodies? Parliament is a deliberative assembly… . government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination; and what sort of reason is that, in which the determination precedes the discussion; in which . . . Read more

2 – LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

This chapter addresses the legal framework applicable to international arbitration agreements. First, the chapter examines the advantages and disadvantages of international arbitration, as compared with other modes of dispute resolution. Second, the chapter considers the various “jurisdictional requirements” of the New York Convention and leading national arbitration statutes (such as . . . Read more

16 – RECOGNITION AND ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRAL AWARDS

This chapter addresses the recognition and enforcement of international arbitral awards. First, the chapter discusses the presumptive obligation of national courts, under the New York Convention and most other international instruments and national arbitration statutes, to recognize international arbitral awards. Second, the chapter discusses the various exceptions under international and . . . Read more

15 – ANNULMENT AND REVISION OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRAL AWARDS

This chapter examines issues relating to the finality of international arbitral awards and the mechanisms for challenging that finality, particularly annulment of awards. First, the chapter examines the presumptive finality and res judicata effects of awards under both the New York Convention and most national arbitration statutes. Second, the chapter . . . Read more