National or European Parliamentarians? Evidence from a New Survey of the Members of the European Parliament
24 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last revised: 2 Sep 2010
Date Written: 2010
In this paper, we seek to make two distinct contributions to knowledge about the EP. First, we introduce a significant new source of data about the parliament: provisional results from a new survey conducted of the parliament’s membership. We explain the overall purpose of the survey, its content, and how the survey instrument was implemented via the internet, as well as considering any limitations of the survey results as a data source. Second, we then draw on the data gathered to examine a specific question about the EP: what has been the impact of recent EU enlargements on the chamber?
Keywords: European Parliament, Survey, Enlargement.
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