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Simon Hix

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Links to the author and department

Personal webpage:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/government/whosWho/profiles/shix@lseacuk/Home.aspx

Government Department:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/government/home.aspx

Relevant research

S. Hix (2002) Linking National Politics to Europe, London: Foreign Policy Centre. LSE Research Online ID: 12994 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/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 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/637/

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

S. Hix and M. Marsh (2007) ‘Punishment or Protest? Understanding European Parliament Elections’, Journal of Politics 69 (2) 495-510. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/51301/

S. Hix (2008) What’s Wrong with the European Union and How to Fix It, London: Polity. LSE Research Online ID: 30627 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/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 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30716/

Evidence of impact

Transparency of voting in the European Parliament

Media clippings from national media can be found on the VoteWatch website.
http://www.votewatch.eu/en/media-pages.html

Reform of the EP electoral system

BBC coverage of January 2012 VoteWatch report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21258486 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8025749.stm

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. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+REPORT+A7-2011-0176+0+DOC+PDF+V0//EN

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. http://www.cepr.org/PRESS/P151.htm

Notre Europe (2006) Politics: The Right or the Wrong Sort of Medicine for the EU? Policy paper N°19, Paris: Notre Europe. http://www.unizar.es/euroconstitucion/library/working%20papers/Hix,%20Bartolini%202006.pdf

VoteWatch website: http://www.votewatch.eu/

Relevant videos

Simon Hix on the outcome of the Votewatch.eu study for EurActiv (2011):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgJFsmpYFsc

Simon Hix on the European elections 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baCdEAJRrek

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