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Simon Hix

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S. Hix (2002) Linking National Politics to Europe, London: Foreign Policy Centre. LSE Research Online ID: 12994

S. Hix (2004) ‘Electoral Institutions and Legislative Behaviour: Explaining Voting Defection in the European Parliament’, World Politics 56(1) 194-223. LSE Research Online ID: 637

S. Hix, A. Noury and G. Roland (2007) Democratic Politics in the European Parliament, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. LSE Research Online ID: 20514

S. Hix and M. Marsh (2007) ‘Punishment or Protest? Understanding European Parliament Elections’, Journal of Politics 69 (2) 495-510.

S. Hix (2008) What’s Wrong with the European Union and How to Fix It, London: Polity. LSE Research Online ID: 30627 

S. Hix and S. Hagemann (2009) ‘Could Changing the Electoral Rules Fix European Parliament Elections?’ Politique Européenne 28, pp. 27-41. LSE Research Online ID: 30716

Evidence of impact

Transparency of voting in the European Parliament

Media clippings from national media can be found on the VoteWatch website.

Reform of the EP electoral system

BBC coverage of January 2012 VoteWatch report:

Citation to Hix and Hagemann research in European Parliament (2011) the Report on a Proposal for a Modification of the Act concerning the Election of the Members of the European Parliament by Direct Universal Suffrage of 20 September 1976 (2009/2134(INI)), 28 April 2011.

Election of the Commission President: Berglöf et al. (2003) Built to Last: A Political Architecture for Europe, CEPR. Extensive discussion of Hix proposal for an electoral college for electing the Commission President.

Notre Europe (2006) Politics: The Right or the Wrong Sort of Medicine for the EU? Policy paper N°19, Paris: Notre Europe.,%20Bartolini%202006.pdf

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Simon Hix on the outcome of the study for EurActiv (2011):

Simon Hix on the European elections 2014:

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