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Living Rev. Euro. Gov. 4 (2009), 1

Europeanization and political parties

1 Keele University, School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE), Chancellor's Building, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

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This Living Review makes the case for the study of Europeanization and political parties as related but distinct from the study of political parties and European integration. It then presents the Europeanization approach to parties, noting that some of the components in this approach developed to study policy and institutional change may not lend themselves so well to the study of national parties. This argument distinguishes between direct and indirect effects of European Union influence on parties. Next, it briefly discusses the application of party Europeanization research to post-communist parties. This is followed by a discussion of proposed normative consequences of party Europeanization. Finally, suggestions for further research focus on the need for refining the analytic framework in order to better identify the causal mechanisms specific to party Europeanization.

Keywords: political science, Europeanization, political representation, political parties

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ORIGINAL http://europeangovernance-livingreviews.org/Articles/lreg-2009-1
Title Europeanization and political parties
Author Robert Ladrech
Date accepted 15 December 2008, published 27 January 2009
Date accepted 10 September 2012, published 11 October 2012
Changes Updated review by adding 20 new references.
Date accepted 11 March 2011, published 23 March 2011
Changes Added current references and notes on a forthcoming major update. References to other Living Reviews have been updated.

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