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By William T. Daniel

Career Behaviour and the ecu Parliament seeks to respond to the query of the way a political establishment, corresponding to the ecu Parliament, can impression the profession goals and behaviours selected by way of eu politicians.

Long thought of a 'second order' legislature in its measure of political value and status, the eu Parliament is the one at once elected establishment in the ecu Union and is an more and more vital a part of the eu legislative strategy. utilizing a big new resource of quantitative information and interviews with greater than 50 present and previous ecu legislators, this publication argues that because the establishment has develop into more and more professionalized and strong, the volatility of its club has declined. although, the pro pursuits of its contributors differ enormously by way of nationwide heritage, resulting in an asymmetric distribution of legislative seniority and effect in the legislature. The publication offers a brand new conception with political careers performing as associations in themselves, and in addition bargains whole historical past details on all elected individuals of the ecu Parliament, from 1979-2014.

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Nonetheless, we should expect a more professionalized version of the EP to bring about a greater incidence of static ambition among its membership (see also a similar discussion in Norris 1999). That a more professional EP should produce higher degrees of static ambition among its membership may seem obvious. In fact, given the dramatic rise of the EP as an institution in such a relatively short time period, it may seem almost tautological to suggest that as the EP develops institutionally, its membership will become more stable and rates of re-election seeking will increase.

15 Career Behaviour and the European Parliament He concedes that institutional complexity may favour equilibrium in general, yet certain ‘holes’ remain within institutions that allow for future ‘disjointed’ developments. Hacker (2005) presents a similar story in his study of US pension schemes, showing that while the public system has become seemingly too complex to revise adequately, private market-based 401(k) and IRA programmes were easily launched alongside public pensions, benefiting from various vacancies (the ‘holes’) within extant regulations.

Operating under the assumption that MEP roles are headed not towards professional uniformity, but rather increased diversity, Navarro (2009b) develops his own set of five ‘ideal type’ MEPs: the publicity-seeking animateur; the policy specialist; the constituent intermediary; the road-blocking antagonist; and the celebrity dilettante (see also Navarro 2009a). Such taxonomies are attractive for their categorical parsimony and general applicability; nonetheless, they lack the causal capacity to predict which MEPs are more likely to demonstrate which role, as well as how these roles connect and serve their broader professional impulses.

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