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dc.contributor.advisorGrigoriadis, Ioannis N.
dc.contributor.authorFelek, Çağkan
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-26T08:27:56Z
dc.date.available2018-09-26T08:27:56Z
dc.date.copyright2018-08
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.date.submitted2018-09-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/48009
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.): Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 204-231).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 2004 Enlargement of the European Union marked an important development within the institutional history of the European Union with the participation of eight Central and Eastern European and two island states. The active representation of small member states became more important than ever in the European Union policy-making. Although the literature on the representation of small states in the European Union provides an enriching contribution, existing studies are limited by their focus on providing theoretical overviews which lack empirical case study analyses. This study tackles the issue of political representation of small member states in the European Union and empirically examines the role of four small member states in European Union policy-making. By developing a set of arguments on the domestic and supranational factors impacting the role of small state representatives, this research qualitatively examines the representation of Cyprus, Estonia, Luxembourg, and Malta in the European Union institutions. In this research, it is argued that domestic and supranational structural factors impact representation of small states in the European Parliament and Council of the European Union. Compared to large member states, representing high percentage of country’s population, limited administrative resources and structures of party politics influence legislative behaviour of small state representatives. This leads representatives to establish a closer relationship with their constituencies in the European Parliament. Considering the Qualified Majority Voting method, representatives employ strategies which are particular to small states in order to influence voting processes in the Council of the European Union.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Çağkan Felek.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 267 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectCyprusen_US
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subjectMaltaen_US
dc.subjectPolitical Representationen_US
dc.subjectSmall Statesen_US
dc.titleSmall states in the European Union: political representation in the European parliament and the council of the European Unionen_US
dc.title.alternativeAvrupa Birliği’nde küçük devletler: Avrupa parlamentosu ve Avrupa Birliği Konseyi’nde siyasi temsiliyeten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB159028


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