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Becoming Europeans?: Attitudes, Behaviour, and Socialization in the European Parliament

Roger Scully

Abstract

Contemporary political science assumes that ‘institutions matter’. But the governing institutions of the European Union are widely presumed to matter more than most. A commonplace assumption about the EU is that those working within European institutions are subject to a pervasive tendency to become socialised into progressively more pro-integration attitudes and behaviours. This assumption has been integral to many accounts of European integration, and is also central to how scholars study individual EU institutions. However, the theoretical and empirical adequacy of this assumption has never ... More

Keywords: socialisation, European Union, European Parliament, integration theory rationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199284320
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199284326.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Scully, author
Senior Lecturer in European Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth