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The Political System of the European Union
Introduction: Explaining the EU Political System PART I: GOVERNMENT Executive Politics Legislative Politics Judicial Politics PART II: POLITICS Public Opinion Democracy, Parties and ElectionsExpand
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Why is There a Democratic Deficit in the EU? A Response to Majone and Moravcsik
Giandomenico Majone and Andrew Moravcsik have argued that the EU does not suffer a ‘democratic deficit’. We disagree about one key element: whether a democratic polity requires contestation forExpand
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Parliamentary behaviour with two principals: preferences, parties, and voting in the European parliament
  • S. Hix
  • Political Science
  • 1 July 2002
The European Parliament has be? come one of the most powerful insti? tutions in the European Union. Mem? bers of the European Parliament (MEPs) can now enact legislation, amend the European UnionExpand
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Democratic Politics in the European Parliament: Index
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What's wrong with the European Union and how to fix it
  • S. Hix
  • Political Science
  • 7 April 2008
List of Abbreviations. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Why the European Union is More Necessary than Ever. PART I: THE DIAGNOSIS. 3. Policy Gridlock. 4. Lack of Popular Legitimacy. 5. A DemocraticExpand
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Political Parties In The European Union
Introduction - Shape of the EU Party System - Organisation of Parties in the EU - Party Groups in the European Parliament: Election and Formation - Party Groups in the European Parliament:Expand
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Constitutional Agenda-Setting Through Discretion in Rule Interpretation: Why the European Parliament Won at Amsterdam
It is a widely accepted that the 1999 Treaty of Amsterdam significantly increased the powers of the European Parliament (EP). The critical question, however, is why the European Union (EU)Expand
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Dimensions and alignments in european union politics: Cognitive constraints and partisan responses
As the European Union (EU) has evolved, the study agenda has shifted from ‘European integration’ to ‘EU politics’. Missing from this new agenda, however, is an understanding of the ‘cognitiveExpand
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Electoral Institutions and Legislative Behavior: Explaining Voting Defection in the European Parliament
Despite a sophisticated understanding of the impact of electoral institutions on macrolevel political behavior, little is known about the relationship between these institutions and microlevelExpand
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Punishment or Protest? Understanding European Parliament Elections
After six sets of European Parliament elections, do voters primarily use these elections to punish their national governments or to express their views on European issues? We answer this question byExpand
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