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

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Roger Scully

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Simon Hix

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government

David M. Farrell

University College Dublin (UCD)

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Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Scully, Roger and Hix, Simon and Farrell, David M., National or European Parliamentarians? Evidence from a New Survey of the Members of the European Parliament (2010). APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1642620

Roger Scully (Contact Author)

University of Wales, Aberystwyth ( email )

Old College
King Street
Aberystwyth SY23 2AX, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 3AS
United Kingdom

Simon Hix

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government ( email )

Northampton NN7 1NE
United Kingdom

David M. Farrell

University College Dublin (UCD) ( email )

Belfield, Dublin 4 4
Ireland

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