|Author (Person)||Hurka, Steffen, Kaeding, Michael|
|Series Title||Journal of European Public Policy|
|Series Details||Vol.19, No.4, May 2012, p512-529|
|Publication Date||May 2012|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
This article identifies factors that have influenced the chances for Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to become rapporteurs in the European Parliament after the 2004 eastern enlargement. More specifically, it answers the question of how the MEPs from the new member states were integrated into the report allocation process under different legislative procedures.
Controlling for a whole range of alternative explanations such as legislative experience, attendance rates or party group membership, we find that MEPs from the accession countries were at a disadvantage when reports were distributed. Their chances of becoming rapporteurs were lower than those of their peers from the old member states. Most importantly, this pattern still holds when comparing MEPs from the accession countries with first-time MEPs from the old member states.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|