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The european parliament in the external dimension of EU counter-terrorism: More actorness, accountability and oversight 10 years on?

Kaunert, Christian; Leonard, Sarah; Mackenzie, Alex

Authors

Christian Kaunert

Sarah Leonard Sarah4.Leonard@uwe.ac.uk
Professor of International Security

Alex Mackenzie



Abstract

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. The Lisbon Treaty, which entered into force in 2009, considerably reinforced the powers of the European Parliament. This article examines towhat extent the European Parliament has become an important actor in EU counter-terrorism by focusing on the external dimension of this policy. It also analyses the impact that this potentially changing role has had on the external dimension of EU counter-terrorism. This article puts forward two inter-related claims. Firstly, the role of the European Parliament in the external dimension of EU counter-terrorism has significantly grown in recent years. Following the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in December 2009, the European Parliament has become a fully-fledged actor in the external dimension of EU counter-terrorism. Secondly, the reinforcement of the role of the European Parliament has also led to a strengthening of both accountability and oversight in the external dimension of EU counter-terrorism, although there are still some limitations in that respect.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Intelligence and National Security
Print ISSN 0268-4527
Electronic ISSN 1743-9019
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 2-3
Pages 357-376
APA6 Citation Kaunert, C., Leonard, S., & Mackenzie, A. (2015). The european parliament in the external dimension of EU counter-terrorism: More actorness, accountability and oversight 10 years on?. Intelligence and National Security, 30(2-3), 357-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2014.988446
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2014.988446
Keywords European parliament, counter-terrorism, external dimension, accountability, oversight
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2014.988446
Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Intelligence and National Security on 23rd December 2014, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/02684527.2014.988446.

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