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People and Parliament in the European Union: Participation, Democracy, and Legitimacy

Jean Blondel, Richard Sinnott, and Palle Svensson

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293088
eISBN:
9780191598814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293089.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book sets out to analyse the relationship between people and parliament in the European Union and the problem of participation in European Parliament elections. It begins by examining the ... More


Electoral Participation, Democracy, and Legitimacy in the European Union

Jean Blondel, Richard Sinnott, and Palle Svensson

in People and Parliament in the European Union: Participation, Democracy, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293088
eISBN:
9780191598814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293089.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Sets the context for this study of the relationship between people and parliament in the European Union and of the problem of participation in European Parliament elections by considering the meaning ... More


The Extent and Nature of the Problem of Abstention in European Parliament Elections

Jean Blondel, Richard Sinnott, and Palle Svensson

in People and Parliament in the European Union: Participation, Democracy, and Legitimacy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293088
eISBN:
9780191598814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293089.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Presents the data on turnout in European Parliament elections and examines the evidence, derived from an open‐ended question in Eurobarometer 41.1, on the reasons abstainers give for not voting. ... More


Is There a European Identity?

Sophie Duchesne and André‐Paul Frognier

in Public Opinion and Internationalized Governance

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294764
eISBN:
9780191600005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829476X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on how far citizens of member‐states of the European Community consider themselves as belonging to a distinct political entity. Specifically, it focuses on the relationship ... More


Support for the Democratic System

Dieter Fuchs, Giovanna Guidorossi, and Palle Svensson

in Citizens and the State

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294733
eISBN:
9780191599699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294735.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents an empirical test of the hypothesis that support for the democratic system is in decline, based on the Eurobarometer indicator of public satisfaction with democratic function. It begins with ... More


Explaining Informal Accords

Jeffrey Stacey

in Integrating Europe: Informal Politics and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584765
eISBN:
9780191723506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584765.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

This is the first of four chapters that present the evidence for testing the book's theory. The chapter begins by briefly discussing the book's methodology, before constructing a comprehensive test ... More


Proximity and Votes for Mainstream and Niche Parties

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Cross‐sectional analyses of parties' vote shares in twelve Western European democracies are presented, which produce two central findings. The first is that parties, in general, gain more vote shares ... More


Mean Voter Representation Versus Partisan Constituency Representation: Do Parties Respond to the Mean Voter Position or to Their Supporters?

Lawrence Ezrow

in Linking Citizens and Parties: How Electoral Systems Matter for Political Representation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572526
eISBN:
9780191722752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572526.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Do political parties respond to shifts in the preferences of their supporters or to the mean voter position? Cross‐national analyses – based on observations from Eurobarometer surveys and parties' ... More


Income Distribution, Inequality Perceptions, and Redistributive Preferences in European Countries

István György Tóth and Tamás Keller

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter analyses how redistributive preference relates to actual income and to its distribution. For measuring redistributive preference a composite index is developed using public opinion ... More


Double checking: Perceived price fairness 1

Massimo Florio

in Network Industries and Social Welfare: The Experiment that Reshuffled European Utilities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674855
eISBN:
9780191758874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674855.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 7 complements the previous analysis and explores consumers’ perceptions of price fairness and tests the correlation with the reforms. The estimation uses several waves of Eurobarometer data, ... More


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