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Title: Tenure, turnover and careers in the European Parliament : MEPs as policy-seekers
Other Titles: National or European? Explaining careers in the European Parliament
Authors: Whitaker, Richard
First Published: 19-Jun-2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 21, Iss. 10, 2014
Abstract: Given the considerable increase in its powers over recent decades this paper asks how far the European Parliament (EP) is an attractive place to build a legislative career. Using a theory of MEPs as policy-seekers, it shows that MEPs are indeed building careers in this supranational institution. Turnover is in decline in the EP and on its committees, average length of service has increased and greater proportions of MEPs aspire to stay than previously. Looking at the 30 years since direct elections began, policy influence and office benefits are associated with lower likelihood of exiting the EP while being on the geographical periphery of the EU makes MEPs more likely to leave.
DOI Link: 10.1080/13501763.2014.926963
ISSN: 1350-1763
eISSN: 1466-4429
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website. The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Journal of European Public Policy, 2014
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed until 18 mths after the date of publication. The final published version may be available through the links above.
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