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The European Parliament, National Parliaments, and European Integration

Richard S. Katz and Bernhard Wessels


Overarching this book and its companion volume Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union (ed. Schmitt and Thomassen) is the theme of exploring political representation in Europe in a truly comparative context. A distinguished array of academic experts analyse the ‘views from within’ concerning European integration and the role of parliaments in this process. Ranging from chapters on role orientations among parliamentarians to the future of European integration, the overall focus in this volume is uniquely on the attitudes, backgrounds, and reported actions of parliamentaria ... More

Keywords: European integration, European Parliament, National parliaments, Representation

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296607
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198296606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard S. Katz, editor
The John Hopkins University
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Bernhard Wessels, editor
Wissenschftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

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Part I Role of Parliaments and Parliamentarians

Part II Linkages

7 Partisan Structures in the European Parliament

Jacques Thomassen and Hermann Schmitt

Part III Problems and Institutional Change

9 Which Political Competencies for Which Political Level?

Bernhard Wessels and Achim Kielhorn

10 Policy Evaluations

Michael Marsh

Part IV The European Parliament, the National Parliaments, and European Integration