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Les députés européens et leur rôle. Analyse sociologique de la représentation parlementaire dans l'Union européenne

Abstract : The European Parliament is at the center of the debate on the legitimacy of the European Union. By defining representation from the substance of representative activity (and not as a mere relationship of delegation), this study aims at exploring the work of the Euro-Mps in its various facets (law making, party leadership, defence of local interests, control of the European Commission, etc.). In response to the shortcomings of institutionalist and utilisarian analyses of parlementary behaviours, I rely on the motivational theory of roles, which defines roles as patterns of interrelated goals, attitudes and behaviours of people in particular positions (D. Searing). I resort to a typological approach based on the meaning given by actors to their activities to study the 5th term of the European Paliament (1999-2004). Quantitative and interview data reveal a diversity of representative behaviours, which can be regrouped into five models of roles: the animator, the specialist, the intermediary, the outsider and the dilettante. In then demonstrate that parliamentarians choose a model of role following their personal ambitions and carrer goals, on the side, and, on the other side, normative principles such as their conception of democracy and al legitimate European political order.
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Julien Navarro. Les députés européens et leur rôle. Analyse sociologique de la représentation parlementaire dans l'Union européenne. Science politique. Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00193037⟩

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