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The party political make-up of EU legislative bodies

By Andreas Warntjen, Simon Hix and Christophe Crombez


This research note provides an overview of the party political make-up of EU legislative bodies for the period 1979-2004 (Commission: 1979-2007) in terms of the left-right and pro-/anti-Europe dimensions. The various methods of measuring political positions are discussed and compared. Measures for the left-right dimension based on party manifestos and expert surveys are relatively strongly correlated for the time period. This is not the case for the pro-/anti-Europe dimension. The dataset is available via the homepage of the European Legislative Politics Research Grou

Topics: JN Political institutions (Europe)
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1080/13501760802407813
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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