Flavia Zanon

Flavia Zanon
Address: School of International Studies
University of Trento (Italy)
Via Verdi, 8/10 I-38122 Trento
tel. + 39 0461 883150
E-Mail: zflavia@yahoo.it
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Project

EU’S COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY AND THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTARY INSTITUTIONS

The project aims to provide a new contribution to the controversial debate on the democratic deficit of the Common Foreign and Security Policy. It is meant to assess EU democratic control in a policy field traditionally dominated by the executives at the domestic level and by intergovernmental institutions within the Union. How and to what extent do parliamentary institutions influence and control supranational decision-making in the field of CFSP? How do these institutions interact with the executive branch? What institutional and political factors influence their performance? By means of an empirical and comparative approach, the project analyses the performance of the European Parliament and a few national parliaments in the monitoring and scrutiny of selected CFSP initiatives. The scrutiny and control mechanisms in various stages of the CFSP policy cycle will be compared in an attempt to identify and assess the key factors that – beyond formal procedures – influence the effective performance of parliamentary institutions.

Expertise

Publications

2009

2007

CV

Flavia Zanon is a PhD candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy), where she is working on a dissertation on the role of the Office of the High Representative for the CFSP in EU foreign policy decision-making. She has a Laurea in Political Science (University of Padova) and a Professional Diploma on European Law and Institutions (SEU, Perugia). From 2006 to 2008 she was a EFSPS Fellow and completed a research on the role of parliamentary institutions – national and European - in the Common Foreign and Security Policy. From 2003 to 2005 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Affairs in Rome. Her major research interest concerns EU foreign policy decision-making and the role of institutions.

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