About the Author
DAVID JUDGE is Professor of Politics and Head of the Department of Government, University of Strathclyde, UK.
DAVID EARNSHAW is Chairman of Burson-Marsteller Brussels and Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Locating the European Parliament.- Historical Evolution: .- The European Parliament and Ever Closer Union.- Linkage, Elections and .- Legitimacy.- Linkage, Representation and MEPs.- Party Groups in the .- European Parliament.- Internal Organisation.- Formal .- Powers.- Influence and Decision Making.- A Parliamentary Europe?.
What People are Saying About This
Reviews of the first edition: '[A] comprehensive text that is firmly rooted in the advanced literature on the European Parliament and is essential reading for scholars of the EP and of democracy and institutions in the EU.' - Richard Whitaker, Journal of Common Market Studies
'Judge and Earnshaw do a masterful job of highlighting the major junctures in the development of the EP. Their discussion of organization, powers, and influence…is clearly set down, readable, and informative.' - Erik Jones, Political Science Quarterly
'[E]ssential reading…This book is easily the most comprehensive treatment in English of the EP today and…is likely to remain the central work on the subject for some time.' - Paolo Dardanelli, Times Higher Education Supplement
'[T]his welcome addition to the still relatively small amount of literature on the Parliament will undoubtedly become a core textbook for those studying the EU. There's plenty of food for thought, too, on these pages, to tempt the policy practitioner crowd.' - European Voice
'[D]eeply sensitive to both the changing character of the institution over time and to the nature of the wider system of EU governance within which it is located…a 'must read' for the growing community of students of the EU.' - Ben Rosamond, Public Administration
'This exhaustive book makes a useful contribution to the debate about democracy, legitimacy and parliamentary powers in the European Union.' - Bulletin Quotidien Europe