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Parties at the European Level

Simon Hix

in Political Parties in Advanced Industrial Democracies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240562
eISBN:
9780191600296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240566.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Since the 1970s, academic interest in ‘parties at the European level’ has gone full circle. The story began in the 1970s, in the wake of the decision to hold direct elections to the European ... More


The European Union, the Political Class, and the People

Vernon Bogdanor

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

General goodwill and opinion poll enthusiasm for the European Union, which are decreasing, have not translated into support in referendums or high turnouts in European elections that are not ... More


The Cognitive Basis of Voting

Wouter van der Brug and Cees van der Eijk

in Political Representation and Legitimacy in the European Union

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296614
eISBN:
9780191600227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296614.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter is the second of six on the question of political representation in the EU, and the second of four that put the five requirements of the Responsible Party Model (outlined in Ch. 6) to an ... More


Electoral Turnout at National and European Levels

Markus Steinbrecher and Hans Rattinger

in Citizens and the European Polity: Mass Attitudes Towards the European and National Polities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199602339
eISBN:
9780199949908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602339.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Comparative Politics

Turnout is one of the key behavioural components of political activity. However, turnout rates in European elections have considerably declined during the last three decades. This chapter applies a ... More


Voting Complexity in a Multilayered System: Or: How Voting Choices in Second-Order Elections Impact the Stability of Party Identification

Sigrid Roßteutscher, Ina Bieber, and Philipp Scherer

in Voters on the Move or on the Run?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199662630
eISBN:
9780191756191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662630.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The voter is increasingly unpredictable and party identification is in decline. This chapter argues that voting decisions contribute to processes of de-alignment. By deciding whether to vote or to ... More


(Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Wouter van der Brug and Claes H. de Vreese (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

When direct elections for the European Parliament were first organized in 1979, the idea was that such direct elections would increase the democratic legitimacy and accountability of the parliament. ... More


Party Competition and News Coverage of European Parliament Elections

Chris Hanretty and Susan Banducci

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

While the attention paid by the news media to European Parliamentary elections has increased, the chapter asks whether the nature of news coverage has changed. In particular, as coverage has ... More


Eurosceptic Vote Deviation and the Impact of News Media

Sylvia Kritzinger and David Johann

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter examines first how many voters deviate from the party they are closest to in left‐right terms, but rather vote for a Eurosceptic party. In addition, the contestation of the European issue ... More


Investing in Electoral Management

Alistair Clark

in Advancing Electoral Integrity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199368709
eISBN:
9780199368730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368709.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter examines the common assumption that election quality suffers from lack of funding. This idea is widespread but is seldom tested and the relationship between electoral spending and ... More


European Elections, Euroscepticism, and Support for Anti‐European Union Parties

Wouter van der Brug

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter tests the idea that European elections might fuel Euroscepticism by providing a regular forum for those who oppose European unification to spread their message. This chapter first ... More


Who Do the Media Blame?

Sara B. Hobolt and James Tilley

in Blaming Europe?: Responsibility Without Accountability in the European Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199665686
eISBN:
9780191756115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665686.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 5 uses data from media outlets in all European Union countries, particularly newspapers and television, during the 2009 European Parliamentary election campaign to document how the media ... More


Campaigning on or Downplaying European Union Integration?: Explaining the Salience Parties Attach to EU Matters in European Parliamentary Election Campaigns

Silke Adam and Michaela Maier

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter analyses parties’ public campaign communications in the run‐up to the 2009 European election. The chapter asks how much salience parties attach to issues with a European dimension, which ... More


The Negative Effect of Elections to the European Parliament on Diffuse Support for the European Project

Laurie Beaudonnet and Mark N. Franklin

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Do elections to the European Parliament increase or at least sustain a higher level of diffuse support for Europe? This chapter confirms and extends previous research findings by demonstrating the ... More


Introduction

Federico Fabbrini

in The Law & Politics of Brexit: Volume II: The Withdrawal Agreement

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780198848356
eISBN:
9780191882883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848356.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Withdrawal Agreement of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). The Withdrawal Agreement, adopted on the basis of Article 50 Treaty ... More


How European Elections Affect National Party Systems: On the Survival of Newly Established Parties

Radosław Markowski

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The aim of the chapter is to analyse the electoral fate of new parties established during the elections to the European Parliament. The analyses cover the 1999 through 2009 elections and ... More


The Evolution of Political Competition

Russell J. Dalton

in Political Realignment: Economics, Culture, and Electoral Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198830986
eISBN:
9780191868924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830986.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter describes how societal changes over the past several decades have reshaped the social and political interests of democratic citizens. Publics and parties have traditionally focused on ... More


Effects of News Media Coverage on Public Support for European Integration

Claes H. de Vreese and Hajo G. Boomgaarden

in (Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757412
eISBN:
9780191817120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757412.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The media play an important role as a source of information during European Parliament elections. Generally speaking, there is a positive relationship between being exposed to news about the European ... More


Introduction

Marise Cremona

in The Enlargement of the European Union

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260942
eISBN:
9780191698705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260942.003.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The fifth enlargement of the European Union, projected to take place in 2004 at the time of writing, this chapter states will be unlike any other. In part this results from its sheer scale: there ... More


The European Parliament

Kieran Bradley

in Oxford Principles Of European Union Law: The European Union Legal Order: Volume I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780199533770
eISBN:
9780191932434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199533770.003.0017
Subject:
Law, EU Law

The European Parliament is the first of the Union institutions listed in Article 13(1) TEU. As an ‘institution’, it enjoys a certain number of rights, prerogatives, and privileges, and is subject ... More


Rejection, Revision, and Approval of the Withdrawal Package

Michael Dougan

in The UK's Withdrawal from the EU: A Legal Analysis

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198833475
eISBN:
9780191871924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833475.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter explores the process by which the UK Government led by Theresa May sought but ultimately failed to secure parliamentary approval for its proposed Withdrawal Package in accordance with ... More


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