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Buzogany, A; Cetkovic, S.
(2021): Fractionalized but ambitious? Voting on energy and climate policy in the European Parliament
J EUR PUBLIC POLICY. 2021; 28(7): 1038-1056. FullText FullText_BOKU

Analysing roll call votes from the energy and climate policy field in the Eighth European Parliament (2014-2019), this article asks why has the European Parliament succeeded in maintaining its relatively ambitious position and how national and partizan factors explain voting behaviour of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on EU energy and climate legislation. We find the Eurosceptic vs. pro-EU cleavage to be the main conflict line structuring voting on energy and climate policy. Additionally, EU energy and climate policy has been supported by MEPs from member states with a track record of more ambitious climate policymaking and those with higher energy dependence. We show that increasing party fragmentation in the European Parliament has strengthened the influence of some progressive party groups, particularly the Greens, and has enhanced the European Parliament's ability to mobilize support for a relatively ambitious energy and climate legislation.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Buzogany Aron
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