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dc.contributor.authorMURRAY, Philomenaen
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-09T09:17:55Z
dc.date.available2006-06-09T09:17:55Z
dc.date.issued1989en
dc.identifier.citationFlorence, European University Institute, 1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/5332
dc.descriptionDefence date: 7 July 1989
dc.descriptionExamining Board: Prof. Rudolf Wildenmann, Universität Mannheim (supervisor) ; Prof. David Coombes, National Institute of Higher Education, Limerick (external supervisor) ; Dr. Roland Bieber, European Parliament, Luxembourg ; Prof. Birgitta Nedelmann, Universität Mainz ; Prof. Roger Morgan, European University Institute
dc.descriptionFirst made available online on 8 February 2019
dc.description.abstractThe thesis presents an analysis of the transnational political groups of the European Parliament, relating this to theories of political parties, parliaments and representation, while emphasising that existing comparative studies applied, to Europe are of limited value in explaining the nature of political organisation at the European level. The thesis postulates that it is essential that the political groups be analysed in terms of the nature of the European Community itself as a fluid polity and illustrates the problems of understanding European Integration as a political process. An analysis of the functions and role of the political groups is carried out and the study concludes that the groups function effectively as organisers of the European Parliament, with integrative and representational functions, but that at this stage of their development they cannot be seen as European parties. The study is based on research and analysis carried out through interviews conducted by the author as an active member of the European University Institute Survey team for the Study of MEPs, and supplemented by interviews with EP and political group officials.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI PhD thesesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Political and Social Sciencesen
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject.lcshPolitical parties -- European Union countries
dc.subject.lcshEuropean Parliament
dc.titleConflict, consensus and representation : the party groups in the European Parliamenten
dc.typeThesisen
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