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  • May 1997

Political Parties in the European Union

Part of the book series: The European Union Series (EUS)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Simon Hix, Christopher Lord
    Pages 1-20
  3. Shape of the EU Party System

    • Simon Hix, Christopher Lord
    Pages 21-53
  4. Organisation of Parties in the EU

    • Simon Hix, Christopher Lord
    Pages 54-76
  5. Party Groups in the European Parliament: Election and Formation

    • Simon Hix, Christopher Lord
    Pages 77-110
  6. Parties Beyond the Parliament

    • Simon Hix, Christopher Lord
    Pages 167-197
  7. Conclusion: Towards a Europe of Parties

    • Simon Hix, Christopher Lord
    Pages 198-220
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 221-240

About this book

Political Parties in the European Union provides a comprehensive assessment of the importance of party politics to the functioning of the European Union which the authors argue has frequently been underestimated. Incorporating much new research material it covers not only the transnational party groups in the European Parliament but also the participants in the European Council and Council of Ministers who, the authors remind us, are not just representatives of 'national interests' but also party politicians.

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