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Author Mühlböck, Monika,
Title Voting unity of national parties in bicameral EU decision-making : speaking with one voice? / Monika Muhlbock.
Imprint Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Subject European Parliament -- Voting.
European Parliament -- Officials and employees.
Voting research -- European Union countries.
European Union countries -- Politics and government.
Add Title Voting unity of national parties in bicameral European Union decision-making
Description 1 online resource
Summary This book provides a detailed study into whether Ministers in the Council vote the same way as Members of the European Parliament if they are from the same national party. The author explores the voting behavior of national representatives at the EU level, and this analysis is combined with insights from interviews with practitioners to shed light on the influence of national parties in the legislative process of the EU. This influence is found to be limited, as ministers in the Council and Members of the European Parliament submit to the constraints in their respective institutions rather than strictly voting along party lines. The study enhances our knowledge not only with regard to the role of national parties at the EU level, but also concerning the inter- and intra-institutional decision-making processes in the European Union. This book will particularly be of use to scholars and upper-level students interested in EU studies, legislative behaviour, and party politics.-- Provided by Publisher.
Contents Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Motivation: The Roles National Parties Might Play in Bicameral EU Decision-Making; 1.2 Research Questions: One Voice or Forked Tongue?; Overarching Research Question: Which factors lead to united or divergent voting behavior of ministers in the Council and MEPs of the same national party in bicameral EU decision-making?; 1.3 A Framework for Analysis: Of Principals, Agents, and Constraints; 1.4 The Research Plan: A Mixed-Methods Approach.
1.5 Compiling a New Dataset: Voting in Bicameral Decision-Making1.6 A Look Behind the Scenes: Qualitative Interviews; 1.7 Overview of the Book; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Voting in EU Decision-Making; 2.1 The EU's Bicameral Legislative System; 2.2 Voting in the European Parliament; 2.3 A Bias in European Parliament Roll-Call Votes?; 2.4 "Voting" in the Council; 2.5 Different Datasets on and Definitions of Council Voting; 2.6 A Bias in Council Data?; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 3: The Influence of National Parties; 3.1 Potential Control Mechanisms; 3.2 Control Over MEPs.
5.2 How Often Do Ministers and MEPs of the Same Party Vote the Same Way?5.3 Factors that Might Influence Voting Unity; The Incentive to Display Cohesion; Party Control Over Ministers and MEPs; Direct Coordination Between Ministers and MEPs; Party-Internal Dissent; Divergent Institutional Constraints; Overview Over Hypotheses and Indicators; 5.4 Variables; Voting Unity; Incentive to Display Cohesion; Party Control Over Ministers and MEPs; Direct Coordination Between Ministers and MEPs; Party-Internal Dissent; Divergent Institutional Constraints; Control Variables; 5.5 Explaining Voting Unity.
Candidate SelectionPrior Instructions and Reporting Requirements; General Assessment of Party Control Over MEPs; 3.3 Control Over Ministers in the Council; Prior Instructions and Reporting Requirements; Government Type; The Influence of National Parliaments on EU Decision-Making; General Assessment of Party Control Over Ministers in the Council; 3.4 Coordination Between Ministers and MEPs; Contacts Between Ministers and MEPs; The Permanent Representations as Coordinators Between the Council and EP; Coordination of Voting Behavior Between Ministers and MEPs.
General Assessment of Coordination Between Ministers and MEPs3.5 Summary; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 4: The Influence of Institutional Constraints; 4.1 The Main Constraint in the EP: Transnational Groups; 4.2 Voting Cohesion of Transnational Groups; 4.3 Defection from the Transnational Group; 4.4 The Main Constraint in the Council: The "Culture of Consensus"; 4.5 Consensual Voting in the Council; 4.6 Defection from the Consensus; 4.7 Summary; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Voting Unity Between Ministers and Members of the European Parliament; 5.1 Theorizing Voting Unity.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
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ISBN 9783319394657 (electronic bk.)
3319394657 (electronic bk.)
9783319394640
OCLC # 965904216
Additional Format Print version : Voting unity of national parties in bicameral EU decision-making : speaking with one voice? 9783319394640 (OCoLC)948547680