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2020 | OriginalPaper | Buchkapitel

Can the European Parliament Satisfy the People? Voter Mandates and Accountability Links in the European Elections 2019

verfasst von: Dorian Alt, Erik Brandes, David Nonhoff

Erschienen in: Die Europawahl 2019

Verlag: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden

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Abstract

Following second-order election (SOE) theory, European elections entail accountability problems if voter mandates address national rather than European concerns. To investigate this issue, we conducted 107 semi-structured interviews with voters on Election Day in France, Germany and Poland and develop a typology of voter mandates. We argue that the quality of accountability links between electorate and EP varies with mandate types. While some mandates reflect the concerns of SOE theory, most establish meaningful accountability links, with many testifying to novel forms of EU politicization.
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Titel
Can the European Parliament Satisfy the People? Voter Mandates and Accountability Links in the European Elections 2019
verfasst von
Dorian Alt
Erik Brandes
David Nonhoff
Copyright-Jahr
2020
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-29277-5_30