The European People’s Party

Origins and Development

  • Thomas Jansen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Evolution of a European Party System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Jansen
      Pages 3-18
  3. Co-operation Between Christian Democrats and the Birth of the European People’s Party

  4. The Evolution of the European People’s Party

  5. Structures, Problems, and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Thomas Jansen
      Pages 128-137
    3. Thomas Jansen
      Pages 138-146
    4. Thomas Jansen
      Pages 155-166
  6. A Personal Postscript

    1. Thomas Jansen
      Pages 177-180
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-206

About this book


Describes the origins (since 1925), the foundation (1978) and the evolution (until today) of the 'European People's Party' and shows how political parties are vital to the integration process within the European Union. The book examines the emergence of a transnational party system to which the Christian Democrats contribute with the EPP alongside the Social Democrats (ESP) and the Liberal Democrats (ELDR). The analysis of the political, structural and programmatic development of the EPP shows clearly that European politics have become to a large extent domestic affairs and vice versa.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Jansen
    • 1
  1. 1.European People’s PartyUK

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