Publication
Title
Polity-building in the constitutional convention : transnational party groups in European Union institutional reform
Author
Abstract
The abundant literature on the European Constitution has largely overlooked the role party politics played in the European Convention. This article fills this gap by analyzing transnational party groups: how they were organized and which purposes they served. It shows that they mattered, but in unexpected ways due to the particular set-up of the Convention. For instance, they helped to bring MEPs and MNPs closer to each other. Overall, the analysis contributes to a better understanding of how parties operate at the transnational level and helps to explain the way in which polity-building in the European Union's multi-level system takes place.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of common market studies. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2012
ISSN
0021-9886
Volume/pages
50:5(2012), p. 837-852
ISI
000307952000009
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 22.11.2012
Last edited 25.06.2017
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