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A question of trust: intra-party delegation in the European Parliament

Chiou, Fang-Yi, Høyland, Bjørn, Synnøve, Silje and Hermansen, Lyder (2020) A question of trust: intra-party delegation in the European Parliament. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (21 Jan 2020). Blog Entry.

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Much of the European Parliament’s work rests on negotiations within parliamentary committees, as well as other informal negotiations that take place behind closed doors. But what determines the selection of the MEPs who participate in these negotiations? Drawing on a new study, Fang-Yi Chiou, Bjørn Høyland and Silje Synnøve Lyder Hermansen illustrate that loyalty to the leadership of the transnational parties present in Parliament is the key factor in the selection process. While knowledge about a given policy area is important, parties typically develop a group of experts from which they can select candidates rather than relying on individuals with the most expertise.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 09:15
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:24

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