The European Perspective: Transnational Party Groups in the 1989-94 European Parliament

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Provides an analysis of the party groups in the European Parliament. Examines parties' internal organization, cohesion, and coalition behavior, and argues that their internal organization is a crucial factor in explaining the behavior of party groups. Roll-call analysis is used to measure group cohesion and coalition behavior, and representation in the transnational European Parliament is studied by content analysis of members' written questions. A conclusion discusses the future of Europarties. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855219885
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 6.02 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
1 European Parliament and the Governance of the European Union 1
2 The Framework for Analysis: Legislative Organisation and Preference Formation 23
3 The Ascendancy of Political Groups in Strasbourg 43
4 Aggregating Interests Within and Between Party Groups in the European Parliament: MEP Voting Behaviour, 1989-1994 79
5 Informing and Controlling the Executive at the European Level: Questions in the European Parliament 125
6 Concluding Discussion: Future Problems and Prospects of Europarties 181
Bibliography 194
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