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Turnover, Legitimacy, and the EU Timescape

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This chapter synthesizes the volume’s findings. It suggests that personnel turnover in EU institutions has few effects on legitimacy’s input facet and significant effects on legitimacy’s throughput and output facets. The chapter assesses the ways that the volume’s findings bear on populist and feminist critiques of EU politics: accumulated findings show that the populist critique overstates turnover’s redemptive potential and that the feminist critique receives early empirical support. The chapter argues that personnel turnover is a critical component of the EU’s dynamic institutional system and forms an integral part of the EU’s timescape (Goetz and Meyer-Sahling 2012). The chapter concludes by presenting ideas for future work on personnel turnover, EU legitimacy, and the EU timescape.

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Scherpereel, J.A. (2021). Turnover, Legitimacy, and the EU Timescape. In: Scherpereel, J.A. (eds) Personnel Turnover and the Legitimacy of the EU. Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60052-5_9

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