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"Elite environmental attitudes and European integration"

Bourdouvalis, Chris. (1991) "Elite environmental attitudes and European integration". In: UNSPECIFIED, Fairfax, Virginiia. (Unpublished)

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    In the past has been argued that the European integration will take place at the elite level. This is mainly the approach of the neo-functionalist theorists who believe in the spill-over effect. Success in one area will lead to the adoption of new policy areas of co-operation. The European Community has expanded its policy of co-operation on several areas. One of the policy areas that has attracted significantly the attention of the Community politicians and political scientists has been the area of environment. This paper examines certain elite attitudes on environmental and energy policies in the European Parliament. It mainly examines a number of roll-call votes during the first term of the directly elected European Parliament. We try to find the degree of agreement or disagreement among the Members of the European Parliament on the above mentioned policy area. We looked at two variables: nation and political groups. This aspect indicates if the members of the European Parliament transcend national loyalties or ideological guidelines on the environmental issue.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Elites.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > European Parliament
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > energy policy (Including international arena)
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1991 (2nd), May 22-24, 1991
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2007
    Page Range: p. 29
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:46

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