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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, the
Blaming Europe?: Responsibility Without Accountability in the European Union
A key component of democratic accountability is that citizens understand 'who is to blame'. Nonetheless, little is known about how citizens attribute responsibility in the European Union or how those
Europe in Question
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 interviews
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 a
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, a
Public Support for European Integration
Public opinion is increasingly at the heart of both political and scholarly debates on European integration. This article reviews the large literature on public support for, and opposition to,
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 national
Fleeing the centre: the rise of challenger parties in the aftermath of the euro crisis
Abstract The eurozone crisis has altered the party political landscape across Europe. The most visible effect is the rise of challenger parties. The crisis not only caused economic hardship, but also