(Un)intended Consequences of EU Parliamentary Elections

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  • Copyright: 2016-03-21
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Author Biography

Wouter van der Brug is Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests focus on comparative research in collective political behaviour, in particular electoral behavior, right-wing populism, political communication, political trust and support, and political parties. He published in various international journals, such as the European Journal of Political Research, The British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, Party Politics, Political Communication, West European Politics, Political Behavior, European Union Politics, Comparative European Politics, and The Journal of Theoretical Politics. In 2007 his monograph The Economy and the Vote (co-authored by Cees van der Eijk and Mark Franklin) was published by Cambridge University Press.

Claes de Vreese is Professor of Political Communication at the University of Amsterdam.
He is the founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication ( ). His research interests include EU attitudes, comparative journalism research, the effects of news, public opinion and European integration, effects of information and campaigning on elections, and direct democracy. His research is funded by several science foundation grants. He has received grants from the Dutch and Danish Science Foundations as well as the ERC. He has published 100+ articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including leading journals in political science, communication science, and public opinion research. He is the Editor of Political Communication.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Wouter van der Brug and Claes de Vreese
Part 1: Consequences of European elections for public debate and political involvement
2. Do European elections create a European public sphere?, Hajo Boomgaarden and Claes de Vreese
3. The EU Issue Space, Party Competition and News Coverage of EP Elections, Chris Hanretty and Susan Banducci
4. Knowing Europe? The Causes and Consequences of (Lacking) Knowledge about the EU across Time and Space, Jurgen Maier
5. How European elections decrease turnout, Mark Franklin and Sara Hobolt
Part 2: Consequences of European elections for party systems
6. EU Issue Voting in National and European Parliamentary Elections, Catherine de Vries and Sara Hobolt
7. How European elections affect national party systems: On the survival of newly established parties, Radoslaw Markowski
8. Campaigning on or downplaying EU integration? Explaining the salience parties attach to EU matters in European Parliamentary election campaigns, Silke Adam and Michaela Maier
9. Eurosceptic vote deviation and the impact of news media, Sylvia Kritzinger and David Johann
Part 3: Consequences of European elections for attitudes towards Europe
10. The Negative Effect of Elections to the European Parliament on Diffuse Support for the European Project, Laurie Beaudennet and Mark Franklin
11. Talking it up or talking it down? How national democracy conditions the relationship between talking about and expressing democratic satisfaction with European politics, Hajo Boomgaarden
12. Effects of News Media Coverage on Public Support for European integration, Claes de Vreese & Hajo Boomgaarden
13. European Elections, Euroscepticism and support for anti-EU parties, Wouter van der Brug
Part 4: Looking ahead
14. Conclusion, Claes de Vreese & Wouter van der Brug

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