Does Europeanisation Weaken the Left? Changing coalitions and veto power in Swiss decision-making processes

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dc.contributor.author AFONSO, Alexandre
dc.contributor.author FONTANA, Marie-Christine
dc.contributor.author PAPADOPOULOS, Yannis
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T15:47:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T15:47:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Policy and Politics, 2010, 38, 4, 565-582 en
dc.identifier.issn 0305-5736
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/15896
dc.description.abstract This article analyses how Europeanisation affects the power resources of social democratic forces in Switzerland. Whereas political economy arguments would assume that processes of internationalisation invariably weaken social democratic parties and trade unions, we argue that they can also empower them in certain circumstances. Detailed case studies of decision-making processes in Switzerland show that Europeanisation does not coincide with a weaker position of social democrats. On the contrary, they are stronger in Europeanised issues because they can take advantage of increased conflicts within right-wing political forces, be it among political elites or between the elites and their electoral base. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Does Europeanisation Weaken the Left? Changing coalitions and veto power in Swiss decision-making processes en
dc.type Article en


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