The 2014 European Parliament elections in southern Europe: Second-order or critical elections?

Schmitt, Hermann ; Teperoglou, Eftichia

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2015
The title of a journal, publication series: South European Society & Politics
Volume: 20
Issue number: 3
Page range: 287-309
Place of publication: Colchester ; London
Publishing house: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [u.a.]
ISSN: 1360-8746 , 1743-9612
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: The article provides a comparative analysis of the 2014 European Parliament elections across the six countries of Southern Europe by gauging the performance of the second-order election model. Both the aggregate hypotheses of this model and evidence of micro-level foundations are analysed. The findings reveal that the political and electoral consequences of the economic crisis have not drastically challenged the second-order character of these elections in Southern Europe. However, electoral behaviour also exhibits some indications of a more critical contest.

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