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Political behaviour in the European Parliament

Hix, Simon and Høyland, Bjørn (2014) Political behaviour in the European Parliament. In: Martin, Shane, Saalfeld, Thomas and Strøm, Kaare W., (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 591-608. ISBN 9780199653010

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Identification Number: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199653010.013.0021


This chapterexamines political behavior and legislative politics in the European Parliament. It begins with a review of research findings on the political behavior of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), focusing on the last decade or so. It considers the process of recruitment and election of the members of parliament and how this process affects them and their political preferences. It then looks at the formation of political parties and committees in the European Parliament—the so-called “equilibrium institutions”—and how they

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Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors
Divisions: Government
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 09:30
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:39

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