This paper firstly reviews political anthropology research carried out at the EU and particularly the European Parliament and the contribution they make to the study of this institution. Drawing on experiences gained during several months worth of participant observation at the EP, the paper discusses what this method offers this field of research and also problems and issues raised and encountered. It draws on a current interdisciplinary project where ethnography is used to further understand everyday political life at the EP, particularly within the EP political groups.
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