The 2nd edition of this broad-ranging text examines the political dynamic of the European Parliament within the EU and sets it in the broader context of comparative legislative analysis. It presents a comprehensive introduction to the European Parliament (EP) by two leading authorities. The book assesses the EP's role and effectiveness as a representative body linking citizens and decision makers.
It is up-to-date, including coverage of the latest elections, the major changes to the EP under the Lisbon treaty, and recent internal organizational changes. The authors make important contributions to the debates surrounding the democracy, legitimacy and 'parliamentarization' of the European Union.