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Personnel Turnover and the Legitimacy of the EU

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Investigates the personnel dimension of the EU by looking at turnover in various institutions

  • Claims that personnel turnover in EU institutions affects throughput and output legitimacy, but not input legitimacy

  • Highlights that that gender imbalances imperil the EU’s effectiveness, efficiency, and ability to meet citizens’ needs

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics (PSEUP)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Turnover and Input Legitimacy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 33-33
    2. Turnover, Turnout, and Input Legitimacy in the EU

      • Nicholas Clark, John A. Scherpereel
      Pages 59-81
  4. Turnover and Throughput Legitimacy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83
    2. Personnel Turnover and Legislative Efficiency in the EU

      • Lauren K. Perez, John A. Scherpereel
      Pages 85-106
    3. Losing Women, Losing Power? Gender, Turnover, and EU Legislation

      • Andrea S. Aldrich, Lauren K. Perez
      Pages 107-135
  5. Turnover and Output Legitimacy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-211
    2. Turnover, Legitimacy, and the EU Timescape

      • John A. Scherpereel
      Pages 213-228
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 229-232

About this book

This book examines the effects of personnel turnover in European Union (EU) institutions. Individuals enter and exit EU institutions with remarkable frequency, and questions involving institutional personnel lie at the heart of populist and feminist critiques of the EU. Are these critiques accurate? How do personnel dynamics affect the EU’s legitimacy? Will changing patterns of turnover help to redeem the EU? Personnel Turnover addresses these issues by considering turnover’s effects on three aspects of legitimacy (input, throughput, and output). Authors use a common framework to explore various questions: Does turnover affect the ways that EU citizens see the EU or the likelihood that citizens will participate in EU elections? Does turnover affect the efficiency of the EU decision-making or the EU’s ability to promote its interests abroad? In tackling these contemporary subjects, the authors throw light on a classical question—what difference does it make when political leaders are replaced?

John A. Scherpereel is Professor of Political Science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, USA. The author of Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union, his research focuses on executive politics, legislative politics, and political representation.

Keywords

  • European Union Politics
  • Legitimacy
  • Personel Turnover
  • Political Institutions
  • Populism
  • Gender Studies
  • European Parliament
  • Voter Turnout
  • Political Careers
  • Political Leadership
  • Principal-Agent Theory
  • Brexit
  • Integration and Conditionality
  • Europeanization

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Political Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, USA

    John A. Scherpereel

About the editor

John A. Scherpereel is Professor of Political Science at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, USA. The author of Governing the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Between State Socialism and the European Union, his research focuses on executive politics, legislative politics, and political representation.


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eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-60052-5
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)