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Procedural and party effects in European Parliament roll-call votes

  • Bjorn Hoyland

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    (CICERO, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research and PRIO, Peace Research Institute, Norway)

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    I extend the standard spatial model of legislative voting to account for vote-specific party inducements and procedural differences. Focusing on voting in the 1999-2004 European Parliament, I find evidence of vote-specific party inducements in a large share of the roll call votes. Furthermore, MEPs position themselves differently across procedures. As most roll call votes are taken on non-legislative votes, these estimates may overemphasize voting pattern on these votes and downplay voting pattern on legislative votes. As such, these estimates may be a poorly suited for studying within party heterogeneity on legislative votes.

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    Volume (Year): 11 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 597-613

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    Handle: RePEc:sae:eeupol:v:11:y:2010:i:4:p:597-613
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