Electoral fortunes of social democratic parties: do second dimension positions matter?

@article{AbouChadi2020ElectoralFO,
  title={Electoral fortunes of social democratic parties: do second dimension positions matter?},
  author={Tarik Abou-Chadi and M. Wagner},
  journal={Journal of European Public Policy},
  year={2020},
  volume={27},
  pages={246 - 272}
}
ABSTRACT The dramatic decline in vote shares on the mainstream left in many recent elections has led to a renewed discussion about a crisis of Social Democracy. One popular argument is that Social Democratic decline is the result of these parties' liberal cultural positions and pro-EU stance, with both topics increasingly salient for their traditional voters, particularly among the working class. However, we lack comparative evidence testing this argument. In this paper, we combine CHES data on… Expand
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