Measuring salience in EU legislative politics

Andreas Warntjen

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    Abstract

    To describe and explain legislative politics in the European Union and to assess its democratic quality we need to measure the political importance (salience) of legislative proposals. The existing literature uses several indicators to measure salience. This article compares measures of salience based on three types of data source (expert interviews, text analysis and media coverage) using a large number of legislative proposals that cover a variety of policy fields and types of proposal. Different measures of salience often do not yield similar values.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)168-182
    JournalEuropean Union politics
    Volume13
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • IR-82405
    • METIS-285310

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