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Sleeping Giant : Fact or Fairytale? How European integration affects national elections

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Vries, Catherine E. de

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Abstract Do attitudes towards European integration influence vote choice in national elections — a phenomenon I refer to as European Union (EU) issue voting? Evidence concerning EU issue voting is thus far mixed. Some scholars conclude that an electoral connection exists between European and national politics, whereas others claim that European integration has had very few observable effects on national elections. A resolution emerges when the conditional nature of EU issue voting is acknowledged. Specifically, EU issue voting is more likely to occur in elections in which both the extent of partisan conflict over European integration and the degree of EU issue salience among voters are high. Using a conditional logit model, I illustrate the conditional nature of EU issue voting by comparing UK, Danish, Dutch and German elections between 1992 and 2002.
Classification Political Process, Elections, Political Sociology, Political Culture; European Politics
Free Keywords conditional logit regression; European integration; EU issue voting; national elections; voting behaviour
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 363-385
Journal European Union Politics, 8 (2007) 3
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)