Fifty Years on: Research on the European Parliament

12 Pages Posted: 11 Oct 2003

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Simon Hix

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

Tapio Raunio

Tampere University - Department of Political Science

Roger Scully

University of Wales, Aberystwyth

Abstract

This introductory article reviews our current state of knowledge about the European Parliament (EP). First, we review the major accomplishments of previous studies of the EP, highlighting four principal areas of work: general studies of the chamber, work on EP elections, studies of the internal politics of the Parliament, and research on the EP's institutional relations with the Council and Commission. Second, we consider what has yet to be learnt: what are the major unanswered questions about the EP, and how do the articles in this special issue respond to this agenda?

Suggested Citation

Hix, Simon and Raunio, Tapio and Scully, Roger, Fifty Years on: Research on the European Parliament. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 41, pp. 191-202, April 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=416638

Simon Hix (Contact Author)

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

Northampton NN7 1NE
United Kingdom

Tapio Raunio

Tampere University - Department of Political Science ( email )

Tampere, 33014
Finland
+358 3 215 6410 (Phone)

Roger Scully

University of Wales, Aberystwyth ( email )

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

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