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There is little evidence European integration has created a representation gap between politicians and voters

Devine, Daniel and Ibenskas, Raimondas (2021) There is little evidence European integration has created a representation gap between politicians and voters. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (08 Jul 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent research suggests that European integration may have led political parties to adopt increasingly similar positions. This ideological convergence among parties could pose a democratic challenge if it also increases the gap between citizens and their representatives. Drawing on a new study, Daniel Devine and Raimondas Ibenskas find little evidence that the integration process has reduced the level of congruence between parties, governments and parliaments on one hand, and citizens on the other.

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: 08 Sep 2021 14:27
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 14:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111695

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