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Career Behaviour and the European Parliament: All Roads Lead Through Brussels?

William T. Daniel


This book presents an institutional theory for career behaviour in the European Parliament (EP). By focusing on the professional ambition of members of the EP (MEPs), the study presents a rigorous analysis of the powerful multinational legislature from within—problematizing the link between institutional change and individual action, as evidenced in the career paths taken by MEPs. The dependent variable of the book—MEP career behaviour—is addressed in three different ways: (1) the incidence of MEPs who develop extended careers at the European level; (2) the incidence of MEPs who use their time ... More

Keywords: European Parliament, career behaviour, ambition, political sociology, legislative studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716402
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William T. Daniel, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Francis Marion University