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Politicising Europe in National and European Elections

European Union
Political Parties
Domestic Politics
European Parliament
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Panel Chair
Daniela Braun
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – LMU
Panel Co-Chair
Edgar Grande
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Panel Discussant
Swen Hutter
Freie Universität Berlin
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05/09/2019 09:00 - 10:40
Building: (Building C) Faculty of Law, Administration & Economics Floor: 4th floor Room: 405
In the last decade, there has been a burgeoning literature on the politicization of Europe. Inspired by post-functionalist integration theory, this literature shows that there has been a substantial amount of politicization of European issues in national integration debates, national election campaigns and national parliamentary debates. Nevertheless, there is a strong focus on the national level, whereas the supranational level has been rather neglected so far. Against this background, our panel brings together scholars with a particular interest in exploring politicisation from a more “European” perspective. Accordingly, we discuss papers with two different foci: On the one hand, we aim to scrutinize the context sensitivity of the above mentioned findings. We encourage scholars to take into account in particular European elections (i.e. elections to the European Parliament). On the other hand, we are interested in comparisons between the national and the European level in the context of EU politicization.

Paper List

Title Details
Bridging the Representation Gap? The EP 2019 Elections in Five North-West European Countries View Paper Details
Does Politicisation Matter for EU Representation? A Comparison of Four European Parliament Elections View Paper Details
Politicising Europe in European Elections – A Comparative Analysis View Paper Details
The Justification of Parties’ Positions on European Issues in EP Election Debates View Paper Details
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