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The Brexit vote: a divided nation, a divided continent
ABSTRACT The outcome of the British referendum on European Union (EU) membership sent shockwaves through Europe. While Britain is an outlier when it comes to the strength of Euroscepticism, theExpand
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Blaming Europe?: Responsibility Without Accountability in the European Union
PART ONE: BLAMING THE EUROPEAN UNION? 1. Blaming Europe? 2. Who is responsible? PART TWO: CITIZENS AND BLAME 3. When do citizens get it right? 4. When do citizens get it wrong? PART THREE: THE MEDIA,Expand
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Owning the issue agenda: Party strategies and vote choices in British elections
Explanations of party competition and vote choice are commonly based on the Downsian view of politics: parties maximise votes by adopting positions on policy dimensions. However, recent researchExpand
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Europe in Question: Referendums on European Integration
Comprehensive comparative analysis of EU referendums from 1972 to 2008 Variety of sources used including survey data, content analysis of media coverage, experimental studies, and elite interviewsExpand
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A vote for the President? The role of Spitzenkandidaten in the 2014 European Parliament elections
ABSTRACT The European Parliament promised voters that the 2014 elections would be different. According to its interpretation of the Lisbon Treaty, a vote in these European elections would also be aExpand
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Taking Cues on Europe? Voter competence and party endorsements in referendums on European integration
Abstract.  One of the criticisms often levelled against direct democracy is that citizens lack sufficient knowledge to vote directly on policy issues. The ‘No’ votes in the French and DutchExpand
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When dimensions collide: The electoral success of issue entrepreneurs
Theories of issue evolution and issue manipulation suggest that ‘political losers’ in the party system can advance their position by introducing a new issue dimension. According to these theories, aExpand
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A Vote Against Europe? Explaining Defection at the 1999 and 2004 European Parliament Elections
Governing parties generally win fewer votes at European Parliament elections than at national electionsmost common explanation for this is that European elections are ‘second order nationalExpand
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Citizen Satisfaction with Democracy in the European Union*
  • S. Hobolt
  • Political Science, Economics
  • 1 March 2012
The debate about the democratic deficit of the European Union has preoccupied scholars for decades. This article examines democracy in the Union from the perspective of citizens by asking whatExpand
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