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Party pressure in the European Parliament

Published in European Union Politics. 2016, vol. 17, no. 2, p. 201-218
Abstract At the end of its sixth legislative term the European Parliament adopted a rule change subjecting all final passage votes to roll call votes. Some studies use this rule change to assess whether roll call votes are characterized by more or less party discipline. Cautioning against such simple comparison I propose to estimate in this paper the extent to which members of the European parliament are subject to party pressure. Comparing the results from the beginning of the sixth and seventh legislative term shows that in final passage votes the average party pressure has decreased considerably after the rule change.
Keywords Parlement européenDiscipline de parti
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HUG, Simon. Party pressure in the European Parliament. In: European Union Politics, 2016, vol. 17, n° 2, p. 201-218. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:74915

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