How salient is Europe? An analysis of European election manifestos, 1979â€“2004
AbstractWhat determines how â€˜Europeanâ€™ a partyâ€™s manifesto is? This article examines the salience of European issues in national partiesâ€™ Euromanifestos during the 1979â€“2004 period. I argue that domestic politics, including voter, party, and party system factors, influence the European content of a partyâ€™s Euromanifesto. Using data from the Euromanifestos Project for 14 member states, I find that the differential emphasis on European issues in the national party system, intra-party dissent on European integration, voter ambivalence on membership of the European Union, and party type all influence the salience of European issues in a partyâ€™s manifesto. These findings have important implications for understanding both how parties use manifestos to manipulate the political agenda and the dimensions of contestation in elections to the European Parliament.
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Volume (Year): 13 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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