The Resource After the Eastward enlargement : the institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system, Edoardo Bressanelli

After the Eastward enlargement : the institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system, Edoardo Bressanelli

Label
After the Eastward enlargement : the institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system
Title
After the Eastward enlargement
Title remainder
the institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system
Statement of responsibility
Edoardo Bressanelli
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the long debate about the EU constitutional and institutional reform which accompanied the Central and Eastern enlargement of the Union, political parties at the European level - in brief: Europarties - have rarely featured. This research, acknowledging the growing role played by political parties in the EU polity and their importance for its legitimization, addresses the following question: what impact has the mega-enlargement of the Union had upon the process of institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system? Theoretically, this work draws from the literature on party and party system institutionalization in the developing polities, and makes these concepts 'travel' to the European Union. More specifically, it identifies two main dimensions in the concept of party institutionalization: a 'structural' dimension, referring to party organizational consolidation, and a 'value' dimension, capturing the party value-system and ideology. By treating enlargement as an 'external shock', and relying on the literatures on partisan formation and development, three main propositions are then advanced. In sum, enlargement is expected to have a positive effect on the party structural dimension, but a more negative impact on the value dimension of institutionalization and on the competitiveness of the EU party system. Empirically, the validity of the above propositions is assessed by combining qualitative and quantitative research strategies. On the one hand, the impact of enlargement upon the Europarty organizations is evaluated through an analysis of their 'official stories' and by interviewing Europarty elites and administrators. On the other, its impact on the value dimension is tested by using descriptive and inferential techniques on different data: attitudinal and textual data (Euromanifestos and EU Profiler data) are combined with behavioural data (roll-call votes)
Member of
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bressanelli, Edoardo
Date time place
Defence date: 15 March 2012
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2012.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • European Union
  • European Union
  • Political parties
Label
After the Eastward enlargement : the institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system, Edoardo Bressanelli
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Luciano Bardi (University of Pisa); Adrienne Héritier (EUI); Richard Rose (University of Strathclyde); Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI; replacing Peter Mair, supervisor until summer 2011)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-269)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1707292x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xviii, 269 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088500129
Label
After the Eastward enlargement : the institutionalization of the Europarties and the EU party system, Edoardo Bressanelli
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Luciano Bardi (University of Pisa); Adrienne Héritier (EUI); Richard Rose (University of Strathclyde); Alexander H. Trechsel (EUI; replacing Peter Mair, supervisor until summer 2011)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-269)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1707292x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xviii, 269 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088500129

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...