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The European Parliament

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 333
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The European Union Series

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This broad-ranging text examines the political dynamic of the European Parliament (EP), showing how the EP is a key component of the political system of the EU. It looks at how, and how effectively, the parliament translates...

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This broad-ranging text examines the political dynamic of the European Parliament (EP), showing how the EP is a key component of the political system of the EU. It looks at how, and how effectively, the parliament translates citizen demands into policies, and, in so doing, contributes to wider debates around democracy and legitimacy in the EU.

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  • A comprehensive introduction to the European Parliament (EP)
  • Assesses the EP's role and effectiveness as a representative body linking citizens and decision makers
  • Up-to-date, including coverage of the 2014 elections and recent internal organizational changes

1. Situating the European Parliament in the EU's Political System
2. The Gradual Empowerment of the European Parliament
3. Internal Organization
4. Legislative and Budgetary Functions
5. Non-legislative Functions
6. Elections and Electoral Support
7. Lobbying, Interest Representation and The Media
8. MEPs and their Offices: Managing Frontstage and Backstage roles
9. Political Groups and National Party Delegations
10. Sites of Translation: From Committees to the Plenary
11. The EP as Co-Decider: Key Negotiating Roles and the Power of Concensus
12.Conclusion.

This excellent text comprehensively introduces the European Parliament by bringing together a range of sophisticated scholarly literature and explaining it in an accessible form. (Richard C. Whitaker, University of Leicester, UK)
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Ariadna Ripoll Servent is a Junior Professor of Political Science and European Integration at the University of Bamberg, Germany

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Ariadna Ripoll Servent is a Junior Professor of Political Science and European Integration at the University of Bamberg, Germany

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