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2. The Political Organization of Parliament

2. The Political Organization of Parliament  

Philip Norton

in Exploring Parliament

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Feb 2018
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This chapter discusses the political organization of the UK Parliament, at the heart of which are the political parties. It first considers the internal organization of Parliament, focusing ... More
4. Supporting Members and Peers

4. Supporting Members and Peers  

Marc Geddes and Jessica Mulley

in Exploring Parliament

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This chapter examines the way the UK Parliament is administered and organized in terms of the support offered by the institution to Members of Parliament (MPs) and peers to fulfil their ... More
21. The Rise of the Professional Politician?

21. The Rise of the Professional Politician?  

Peter Allen and Philip Cowley

in Exploring Parliament

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10.1093/hepl/9780198788430.003.0021
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This chapter examines the debate over the presence of ‘professional’ politicians in the UK Parliament. It first explains the distinction between professional politicians, career ... More
23. Representation in the Lords

23. Representation in the Lords  

Peter Dorey and Matthew Purvis

in Exploring Parliament

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10.1093/hepl/9780198788430.003.0023
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This chapter examines the issue of representation in the House of Lords. The existence of the unelected House of Lords has long been the subject of criticism, particularly from the Left. ... More
29. Parliament and Public Engagement

29. Parliament and Public Engagement  

Cristina Leston-Bandeira and Aileen Walker

in Exploring Parliament

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10.1093/hepl/9780198788430.003.0029
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This chapter examines why the UK Parliament has invested heavily in public engagement over the last decade. Since the 1960s, the UK Parliament has been facilitating public engagement ... More
22. Women in the House of Commons

22. Women in the House of Commons  

Rosie Campbell, Sarah Childs, and Elizabeth Hunt

in Exploring Parliament

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Feb 2018
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10.1093/hepl/9780198788430.003.0022
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This chapter examines the progress of women's participation and representation in the House of Commons. It first considers women's descriptive representation in the House of Commons over ... More
32. Conclusion: The Future of Parliamentary Politics

32. Conclusion: The Future of Parliamentary Politics  

David Judge, Cristina Leston-Bandeira, and Louise Thompson

in Exploring Parliament

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10.1093/hepl/9780198788430.003.0032
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This concluding chapter reflects on the future of parliamentary politics by identifying key puzzles implicit in previous discussions which raise fundamental questions about what Parliament ... More
13. Small Parties and Law-making

13. Small Parties and Law-making  

Margaret Arnott and Richard Kelly

in Exploring Parliament

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10.1093/hepl/9780198788430.003.0013
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This chapter discusses the role of smaller parties in the law-making process. General elections in the UK are conducted with an electoral system which militates against the representation ... More
13. Europeanization and Political Parties

13. Europeanization and Political Parties  

Robert Ladrech

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0013
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This chapter examines the ways in which the European Union and the political parties of member states interact and cause change. It considers various types of change, causal mechanisms, and ... More
6. Spain: Modernization Through Europeanization

6. Spain: Modernization Through Europeanization  

Francesc Morata

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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This chapter examines the different aspects of Spain’s adaptation to the European Union, and more specifically how Europe became a source of benefits and modernization for the country. ... More
4. Germany: In Search of a New Balance

4. Germany: In Search of a New Balance  

Timm Beichelt

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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This chapter examines Germany’s profile as a European Union member state. It first provides an overview of Germany’s trajectory during the history of European integration before analysing ... More
11. Contrasting States of Europeanization?

11. Contrasting States of Europeanization?  

Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0011
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This chapter examines recurrent themes in the experiences of the countries discussed earlier in terms of European Union membership. It first considers the contribution of Europeanization as ... More
3. France: Genuine Europeanization or Monnet for Nothing?

3. France: Genuine Europeanization or Monnet for Nothing?  

Olivier Rozenberg

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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This chapter examines France’s paradoxical relationship with the European Union by focusing on the heterogeneity of adaptation to the EU. While public policy and legislation are becoming ... More
9. Estonia: Excelling at Self-Exertion

9. Estonia: Excelling at Self-Exertion  

Piret Ehin

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0009
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This chapter examines Estonia’s relations with the European Union. Estonia showed dedication in pursuing integration with the EU as it sought to strengthen statehood in a complex ... More
2. Europeanization: Concept, Theory, and Methods

2. Europeanization: Concept, Theory, and Methods  

Paolo R. Graziano and Maarten P. Vink

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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This chapter explores a number of fundamental issues that arise when studying Europeanization. It first explains what Europeanization is and what it is not, why some parts of political life ... More
7. Sweden: From Scepticism to Pragmatic Support

7. Sweden: From Scepticism to Pragmatic Support  

Anna Michalski

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0007
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This chapter examines the adaptations that have occurred in Sweden’s political and administrative system following its admission to the European Union on 1 January 1995. Sweden became a ... More
1. The European Union and its Member States: An Overview

1. The European Union and its Member States: An Overview  

Simon Bulmer and Christian Lequesne

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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Dec 2012
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10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0001
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This chapter provides an overview of the European Union and its member states. It first explains why the member states matter in the EU before discussing the role of member states in the ... More
10. Romania–Uneven Europeanization

10. Romania–Uneven Europeanization  

Dimitris Papadimitriou and David Phinnemore

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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This chapter examines the Europeanization effects associated with Romania’s effort to begin and, later, complete its accession negotiations with the European Union. The road to EU ... More
17. The Europeanization of National Economies?

17. The Europeanization of National Economies?  

Vivien A. Schmidt

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0017
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This chapter examines the impact of Europeanization upon the national economies of European Union member states. It considers how successful the EU has been in promoting its goal of ... More
5. The United Kingdom: Towards Isolation and a Parting of the Ways?

5. The United Kingdom: Towards Isolation and a Parting of the Ways?  

David Allen

in The Member States of the European Union (2nd edn)

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Dec 2012
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9780191850899
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10.1093/hepl/9780199544837.003.0005
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9780199544837
This chapter examines the history of the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European integration process. Britain’s relations with the European Union is characterized by partial ... More

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