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The growth of informal EU decision-making has empowered centrist parties

Bressanelli, Edoardo, Koop, Christel and Reh, Christine (2016) The growth of informal EU decision-making has empowered centrist parties. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Legislative decision-making in the European Union is increasingly shifting toward informal secluded arenas, to allow for the early adoption of laws. Edoardo Bressanelli, Christel Koop and Christine Reh assess the implications of this trend for the behaviour of political parties in the European Parliament. They find that informalisation has strengthened the cohesion of the three centrist groups (EPP, S&D and ALDE), which have become more effective in delivering their members’ votes and in limiting defections. However, the authors argue that this increase in cohesion should not be taken as unconditionally good news for EU democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 15:18
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2019 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70712

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