At Europe's Service

The Origins and Evolution of the European People's Party

Authors: Jansen, Thomas, Van Hecke, Steven

  • The story of the European People's Party from its root to its current ideas and values
  • Up-to-date account of the Party's contribution to European integration
  • A book for everyone who wants to know more about the functions and activities of a European-level political party
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The European People's Party, the largest political party in Europe, has roots that run deep in history. Founded in 1976 as a Christian Democratic federation, the European People's Party is now a strong centre-right movement and a leading European political family. It has member parties in almost all European countries, and it is very well represented in the institutions of the European Union.

This book tells the story of the European People's Party: why it was founded, how it is currently organised and what its guiding ideas, values and principles are. It gives an up-to-date account of the party's contribution to European integration, its work with its member parties and its central role in organising the centre-right in Europe. Above all, this book is for everyone who wants to know what a European-level political party looks like, how it is structured and how it acts.

About the authors

Thomas Jansen was Secretary General of the European People's Party (EPP) and the European Union of Christian Democrats (EUCD) between 1983 and 1994. Before he took up this position, he had been head of the Rome office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. After serving as Secretary General, Jansen worked in the Forward Studies Unit of the European Commission. Before his retirement in 2004, he served as head of the Office of the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Steven Van Hecke is a Senior Research Fellow at the Political Science Department of the University of Antwerp and at the KADOC Centre of Religion, Culture and Society of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He teaches comparative and European Union politics. His area of research is European integration and political parties, and he has also published on transnational party federations. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Chapter One: Paving the Way: The SIPDIC, NEI and EUCD

    Jansen, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Chapter Two: The Founding of the EPP

    Jansen, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

  • Chapter Three: Rapprochement Towards Conservative and Other Like-minded Parties

    Jansen, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

  • Chapter Four: Eastward Enlargement

    Jansen, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 67-83

  • Chapter Five: Merger with the EUCD and EDU

    Jansen, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43069-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
At Europe's Service
Book Subtitle
The Origins and Evolution of the European People's Party
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19414-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19414-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19413-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43069-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 385
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