Explaining Left–Right Party Congruence Across European Party Systems A Test of Micro-, Meso-, and Macro-Level Models

@inproceedings{Belchior2013ExplainingLP,
  title={Explaining Left–Right Party Congruence Across European Party Systems A Test of Micro-, Meso-, and Macro-Level Models},
  author={Ana Maria Belchior},
  year={2013}
}
Empirical studies on representation have been based mainly on the descriptive analysis of levels of political or ideological congruence between MPs and voters. Very few studies focus on explaining congruence and those which have done so do not explore all the explanatory dimensions. This article contributes to filling this gap by testing whether three theoretical models can explain left-right congruence among European parties. These models explore causality at the micro or individual level (the… CONTINUE READING

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