Exploring the cave of the unknown: transnational party politics in the EU

Chryssogelos, Angelos (2022) Exploring the cave of the unknown: transnational party politics in the EU. Journal of European Integration, 44 (3). pp. 451-457. ISSN 1477-2280

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Abstract / Description

Research on the party politics of the EU has grown substantially in the last three decades, however important gaps remain in our understanding of the internal workings of EU partisan actors. Three new books shed light on this neglected dimension. Employing thorough qualitative, participatory and historical research methods, these books open the ‘black box’ of transnational European party politics by analyzing the networks, connections and practices of partisan actors in the European Parliament. The findings of the books demonstrate the highly informal, but no less important, influence party politics exert on the functioning and policy outputs of EU institutions. The implication for future research is that party politics must be taken seriously in EU studies, particularly by acknowledging the importance of informality, networks and norms that lie behind formal institutional settings and procedures.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group in Journal of European Integration on 27 March 2022, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/07036337.2022.2055839.
Uncontrolled Keywords: party politics; European parliament; ideology; EP groups; Europarties
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 320 Political science
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 10:45
Last Modified: 13 May 2022 10:47
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7375

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