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Political interest vs. regional interest in the European Committee of the Regions

Büttner, Isabelle Christine (2020) Political interest vs. regional interest in the European Committee of the Regions.

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Abstract:When it was created in 1994, no political group existed in the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). From the third plenary session onwards, the formation of political groups started (Farrows & McCarthy, 1997). In July 1995, there were four political groups within the CoR. In 2013 the ECR Group was integrated into the CoR, additionally. In 2020 the Green Group was integrated into the CoR and has not been discussed in academic literature so far. This thesis deals especially with these additional integrated political groups in the CoR and addresses the research question: “To what extent are the final opinions of plenary sessions of the European Committee of the Regions dominated by political groups?” To answer this question, the amended opinions of plenary sessions of the CoR are evaluated. Overall, this analysis contributes to the literature on the CoR by discussing the domination of political groups in EU policymaking and by analyzing the decision-making in the CoR. The presented research problem is of social relevance, as it discusses EU-Citizens adequate representation at EU level.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82391
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