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Tag Archives: MEPs
Aug 28 2013
Raising MEPs’ salaries causes them to attend fewer meetings, but cutting their salaries increases their attendance rate.
What impact does a parliamentarian’s salary have on the amount of effort they put into representing citizens? Naci Mocan and Duha Altindag outline results from a study on salary changes which took place as part of a change in procedures … Continue reading
Posted by: August 28, 2013
Jun 28 2013
Brussels blog round-up for 22 – 28 June: MEPs in the limelight, France vs. the European Commission, and the EU’s new budget deal.
Chris Gilson takes a look at the week in Brussels blogging. The EU centre and the crisis Friday sees a meeting of the European Council in Brussels. Ahead of the summit, the European Council on Foreign Relations presents the view from … Continue reading
Posted by: June 28, 2013
Feb 25 2013
Giving a voice to Eurosceptic MEPs in the European Parliament is an important part of making the integration process more legitimate.
While Eurosceptic parties at the national level have received significant attention from political scientists, Euroscepticism within the EU’s own institutions has generally been overlooked. Nathalie Brack uses role theory to assess the experiences of Eurosceptic MEPs in the European Parliament, … Continue reading
Posted by: February 25, 2013
Aug 7 2012
There is only a weak relationship between the way MEPs vote in the European Parliament and the preferences of their citizens.
Serguei Kaniovski and Dennis C. Mueller assess the notion that a ‘democratic deficit’ exists in the EU by examining how well MEPs represent the preferences of their citizens in the European Parliament. They find that there is no strong link between citizen … Continue reading
Posted by: August 7, 2012