Routledge Handbook of European Elections
The Routledge Handbook of European Elections explores the multifaceted dimension of the European Parliament’s (EP) electoral contests across the European Community and European Union since 1979.
After setting a general empirical and theoretical framework, this collaborative project presents original contributions from leading experts from virtually all the corners of the European Union. Each case study adheres to a common template that makes it easy to compare data, methodology and outcomes.
Every country chapter includes:
A comparative chapter closes the Handbook followed by an Epilogue focussing on the 2014 EP contest with a detailed analysis of the newly elected European Assembly in terms of political group and gender compostion.
The volume aims to enhance readers’ understanding of the European Parliament and revive their interest in the European integration process. By providing a wide range of national and European facts and figures, this investigation represents a comprehensive reference guide to scholars, practitioners, and students of the European Parliament, European elections, political parties, European Union and comparative politics.
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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS INTERNAL COMPOSITION AND ORGANIZATION
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS THEORIES
THE NEW MEMBER STATES
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
THE FIRST ENLARGEMENT COUNTRIES
THE SECOND AND THIRD ENLARGEMENT COUNTRIES
THE FOURTH ENLARGEMENT COUNTRIES