The party political make-up of EU legislative bodies.

Andreas Warntjen, Simon Hix, Christophe Crombez

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This research note provides an overview of the party political make-up of EU legislative bodies for the period 1979-2004 (Commission: 1979-2007) in terms of the left-right and pro-/anti-Europe dimensions. The various methods of measuring political positions are discussed and compared. Measures for the left-right dimension based on party manifestos and expert surveys are relatively strongly correlated for the time period. This is not the case for the pro-/anti-Europe dimension. The dataset is available via the homepage of the European Legislative Politics Research Group (
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1243-1253
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of European public policy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • METIS-251891
  • IR-73535

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