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Allowing transnational voting during European elections could alleviate the EU’s democratic deficit

Bright, Jonathan, Garzia, Diego, Lacey, Joseph and Trechs, Alexander (2016) Allowing transnational voting during European elections could alleviate the EU’s democratic deficit. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (28 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

European Parliament elections are often criticised for lacking the required level of voter engagement to confer democratic legitimacy to the integration process. Jonathan Bright, Diego Garzia, Joseph Lacey and Alexander Trechsel assess whether ‘transnationalising’ European elections by allowing voters to back parties in other EU countries would help alleviate the problem. They argue that language barriers may represent a challenge, but suggest that internet-based ‘voting advice applications’ could help bridge this gap and offer a more representative range of choices to national electorates.

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 16:05
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70744

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