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The Constituency Member: Dilettante, Lobbyist or Mediator

  • Olivier RozenbergEmail author
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Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture book series (FPSC)

Abstract

The constituency member constitutes a dominant role in the French Parliament. The great focus placed solely on constituency issues by many elected representatives largely explains why EU issues are often neglected. Yet, MPs seek to act as lobbyists of their region when European policies impact on them. This is especially the case for cohesion funds and the Common Agriculture Policy. Most of the time, the mobilization is not influential given the MPs limited institutional position in multi-level governance. Some representatives, however embedded in complex network, are able to act as honest brokers.

Keywords

French Parliament Constituency member French MPs EU issues Common Agriculture Policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for European Studies and Comparative PoliticsSciences PoParisFrance

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