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Inside the voting behaviour of MEPs: why only some votes are recorded in the European Parliament

Thierse, Stefan (2016) Inside the voting behaviour of MEPs: why only some votes are recorded in the European Parliament. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Apr 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Only some of the votes which take place in the European Parliament are so called ‘roll call votes’, where the positions of MEPs are recorded. These votes provide a set of reliable data that has been used in research to assess the dynamics of decision-making in the Parliament, but as Stefan Thierse writes, the factors which lead to a roll call vote being called are less well understood. Outlining results from a recent study, he finds that the reasons for calling roll-call votes often have more to do with advertising the positions taken by particular groups, rather than encouraging party discipline among individual MEPs.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 11:02
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70595

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