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New member states are structurally underrepresented in important rapporteur positions in the European Parliament

Hurka, Steffen, Kaeding, Michael and Obholzer, Lukas (2015) New member states are structurally underrepresented in important rapporteur positions in the European Parliament. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (06 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In the European Parliament, a ‘rapporteur’ is an MEP appointed to oversee the drafting and presentation of reports. This role is highly important in the Parliament, with rapporteurs being elected to the position by their fellow MEPs. But does the distribution of these appointments favour certain states over others? Steffen Hurka, Michael Kaeding and Lukas Obholzer present findings from a study of the allocation of rapporteurs in the 2009-14 parliament. They find that new member states that joined in the 2004 and 2007 enlargements were underrepresented among rapporteurs and were therefore less able to influence EU legislation than older member states.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71063

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