European Integration and Party Competition in German Federal Elections


Weldon, Steven ; Schmitt, Hermann



DOI: https://doi.org/10.3167/gps.2014.320204
URL: http://www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/gps/...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: German Politics and Society
Volume: 32
Issue number: 2
Page range: 54-69
Place of publication: New York, NY [u.a.]
Publishing house: Berghahn Books
ISSN: 1045-0300 ; 1558-5441
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: Europe has been hit by a global financial crisis, and so has Germany. This crisis is associated, among European Union citizens, with the degree of support for European integration: those who are skeptical about the Euro and the debt crises in parts of the Eurozone tend also to be skeptical about European integration more generally. Our main question in this article is whether the pledges of political parties (as issued in their election manifestos) can add to our understanding of electoral choices in Germany. Relating German election results to the German data provided by the Comparative Manifesto Project MRG/CMP/MARPOR research tradition, our expectation is that political parties' European pledges have been irrelevant for the vote over half a century. Now that the European Union is rapidly moving in its postfunctional phase, the election of 2013 is expected to mark a turning point in that regard.

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