Title
Polity-building in the constitutional convention : transnational party groups in European Union institutional reform Polity-building in the constitutional convention : transnational party groups in European Union institutional reform
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Politics
Economics
Law
Source (journal)
Journal of common market studies. - Oxford
Volume/pages
50(2012) :5 , p. 837-852
ISSN
0021-9886
ISI
000307952000009
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
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.
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