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Title: Party groups and policy positions in the European Parliament
Author: McElroy, Gail
BENOIT, KENNETH RICHARD
Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/kbenoit
Keywords: European Parliament
expert surveys
party competition
policy positions
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Sage
Citation: McElroy, Gail and Kenneth Benoit ‘Party groups and policy positions in the European Parliament’ in Party Politics, 13, 1, 2007, pp 5-28
Series/Report no.: Party Politics
13
1
Abstract: As the legislative body of the European Union (EU), the European Parliament (EP) comprises 732 elected representatives from over 150 national political parties from 25 member states. At the EP level, these members are affiliated with seven major party groups representing distinct policy positions. Here we provide precise estimates of these policy positions based on expert surveys, in addition to characterizing the dimensionality of policy competition in the EP. Our results suggest not only that party groups have identifiable and differentiated positions on multiple issues of policy, but also that these positions group broadly into two orthogonal dimensions: one consisting of classic left–right social and economic issues, and the other related to the powers and scope of EU institutions.
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: DOI: 10.1177/1354068806068593
http://hdl.handle.net/2262/25748
ISSN: 1354-0688
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