Cohesion and Coalition Formation in the European Parliament: Roll-Call Votes and Twitter Activities

@inproceedings{Cherepnalkoski2016CohesionAC,
  title={Cohesion and Coalition Formation in the European Parliament: Roll-Call Votes and Twitter Activities},
  author={Darko Cherepnalkoski and Andreas Karpf and Igor Mozetic and Miha Grcar},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
We study the cohesion within and the coalitions between political groups in the Eighth European Parliament (2014-2019) by analyzing two entirely different aspects of the behavior of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the policy-making processes. On one hand, we analyze their co-voting patterns and, on the other, their retweeting behavior. We… CONTINUE READING