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In pursuit of influence and legitimacy

through the Foreign Ministry to ensure that Denmark gets as much influence in Brussels as possible. So there are both consensus and efficiency considerations behind the organisational set-up. The role of parliament: towards transparency Since the very beginning of Danish membership of the EC in 1973 the Folketing has exercised more control over European policy than any other national parliament in the EC/EU.14 A Market Relations Committee (markedsudvalg) was established in 1972. From the spring of 1973 a system developed which in reality included the issuing of binding

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collective economic control through centralised planning certainly proved unable to either meet people’s developing material needs or meaningfully actualise the impulse to economic self-government that lay behind its initial formulation. More partial ‘social democratic’ variants, which left significant domains of market relations and private ownership in place but sought to correct their tendency to centralise social and economic power through measures of partial decommodification, corporate representation and selective socialisation, also stand accused of depressing

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Continuities and contradictions underpinning Amitai Etzioni’s communitarian influence on New Labour

also permeated by Etzioni’s influence. Without doubt, New Labour wants to reinvigorate the institution of the family 57 while also maintaining market relations by giving primacy to paid work. 58 Certainly, its moral evaluation of the ‘irresponsible’ welfare claimant has produced a rationale designed to provoke a change of ‘culture’. 59 In short, New Labour envisages that its

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The Member States between procedural adaptation and structural revolution

possibility that rival parliamentary committees will be reluctant to allow the European dimension of their work to slip away into the hands of the new specifically EU-related committees. National parliaments, such as the Finnish for example, are following in the footsteps of Denmark where the Folketing is regarded as a policy-making assembly which has retained its position after entering the Community. The Danish parliament has exercised vast control over European policy. The Danish European Affairs Committee (the former Market Relations Committee) mandates its ministers in

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