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Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional
Print version ISSN 0034-7329
MEDEIROS, Marcelo de Almeida and CAMPOS, Cinthia Regina. European Union, institutional reforms and democratic deficit: an analysis of the co-decision mechanism. Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2009, vol.52, n.1, pp. 29-52. ISSN 0034-7329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-73292009000100002.
The article argues the European decision-making process throughout mapping the co-decision system adopted by the institutions of Europe Union. In the first part there is an explanation about how the European decision-making system works, highlighting institutions that define the rules of the game and the decision-making's practice; in the second part there are data about the applicability of co-decision between 1999 and 2006, observing core themes and their frequency in each part of decision process.
Keywords : Europe Union; Decision-making process; Institutions; Democracy.