A critical juncture? the 2004 European elections and the making of a supranational elite

@inproceedings{Verzichelli2005ACJ,
  title={A critical juncture? the 2004 European elections and the making of a supranational elite},
  author={Luca Verzichelli and Michael Edinger},
  year={2005}
}
This article considers the emergence of a cohesive political elite within the European Parliament. Moving from a short review of the literature and drawing on some preliminary data, the paper discusses alternative hypotheses to explain the recruitment and career pattern of MEPs and introduces a typology of members. Afterwards, the paper compares representatives of the new EU member states with the ‘pioneer parliamentarians’ elected in 1979 and with their colleagues elected in the 15 countries… CONTINUE READING

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