European Journal of Political Research

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Edited By: Emiliano Grossman and Cas Mudde

Impact Factor: 2.891

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 13/165 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1475-6765

Associated Title(s): European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook

EU Public Policy Virtual Issue


We are delighted to introduce you to this virtual special issue of the European Journal of Political Research on the institutions, politics and public policy of the European Union.

We have selected articles from the last four years. This recent batch of studies provides a cross-section of where cutting edge research on the EU works today, and the diversity of methods used by our authors. Today the EU struggles with incomplete liberalisation, has an un-easy time in bringing its own ideas about markets to work in competition policy, manages complex networks of regulators, and has to face the challenge of developing a coherent tax policy in an integrated world economy. At the same time, its institutions are caught in the paradoxes of transparency and citizens contest the European project in novel, sometimes subtle ways that have to be understood.

The European Journal of Political Research is “European” in many ways, but also because it publishes the finest studies on the EU, no matter what your methodological preferences are. Learn about what is topical in European studies today, use our articles to build your reading list, and spread the word: the EJPR is the place to go if you are an ambitious researcher working on the EU.

Claudio Radaelli and Yannis Papadopoulos, editors of the EJPR

Striking a pose: Transparency and position-taking in the Council of the European Union
J. P. Cross

How the European Union constrains the state: Multilevel governance of taxation
P. Genschel and M. Jachtenfuchs

The paradox of nationalism: The common denominator of radical right and radical left euroscepticism
D. Halikiopoulou et al.

Individual transnationalism, globalisation and euroscepticism: An empirical test of Deutsch's transactionalist theory
T. Kuhn

When trade unions succeed: Cases of blocked liberalisation in the common market
M. D. Leiren, and L. Parks

The role of independent regulators in policy making: Venue-shopping and framing strategies in the EU regulation of old wives cures
A. Littoz-Monnet

The rewards of cooperation: The effects of membership in European regulatory networks
M. Maggetti

European Commission merger control: Combining competition and the creation of larger European firms
M Thatcher

The social construction of the participatory turn: The emergence of a norm in the European Union
S. Saurugger