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Centre-left parties and the European Union: Power, accountability and democracy

Isabelle Hertner

Abstract

Does European integration contribute to, or even accelerate, the erosion of intra-party democracy? This book is about improving our understanding of political parties as democratic organisations in the context of multi-level governance. It analyses the impact of European Union (EU) membership on power dynamics, focusing on the British Labour Party, the French Socialist Party (PS), and the German Social Democratic Party (SPD). The purpose of this book is to investigate who within the three parties determines EU policies and selects EU specialists, such as the candidates for European parliamenta ... More

Keywords: Social Democracy, Centre-left parties, Labour Party, Parti Socialiste, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, Party of European Socialists, Intra-party democracy, European policy, Grassroots members, EU Specialists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526120335
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526120335.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabelle Hertner, author
Lecturer in the Politics of Britain in Europe at King's College London