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Reforming European elections: could a pan-European ballot paper engage EU voters?

Bol, Damien (2016) Reforming European elections: could a pan-European ballot paper engage EU voters? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (08 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

European Parliament elections are frequently criticised from the perspective that they suffer low turnout levels and tend to be dominated by national rather than European political issues. Damien Bol presents findings from a study on whether the creation of a Europe-wide electoral district, elected via a pan-European list of candidates, could help engage EU citizens. He notes that while there is great potential in this system as a mechanism for addressing the EU’s democratic deficit, it would need to be carefully calibrated to prevent the European Parliament from becoming dominated by representatives of larger member states.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 12:47
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 23:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70651

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