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The personalisation of politics: why political leaders now lie at the heart of European democracy

Garzia, Diego, Ferreira da Silva, Frederico and De Angelis, Andrea (2021) The personalisation of politics: why political leaders now lie at the heart of European democracy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (19 Jan 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

It is often argued that European politics is increasingly ‘personal’, with the popularity of party leaders exerting a growing impact on the outcome of elections. Drawing on a new study, Diego Garzia, Frederico Ferreira da Silva and Andrea De Angelis assess how these dynamics have developed in western Europe since the 1960s. Their findings suggest that the personalisation of politics has taken place hand-in-hand with decreasing importance for partisanship in structuring voter choice.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2021 14:06
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108753

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