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EuroVotePlus: Voting for European Representatives?

Elections
 
European Union
 
Representation
 
Presenter
Jean-Francois Laslier
CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
Authors
Jean-Francois Laslier
CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
André Blais
Université de Montréal
Sona Golder
Pennsylvania State University
Laura Stephenson
University of Western Ontario
Damien Bol
Kings College London

Abstract
The members of the European parliament are currently elected on a national basis. However, the possibility to change the way the European elections are held in order to address the alleged democratic deficit of the European Union is often debated. In early 2014, we will launch the Website eurovoteplus.eu where all European citizens will be invited to indicate how they would cast their vote for the forthcoming 2014 European election (a) if the electoral system was different, and (b) if there was a Euro-wide district. This quasi-experimental design will allow us to study the effect of the country of origin and the political affiliation of the visitor on her vote choice.
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