2017 : Europe's bumper year of elections
Title: 2017 : Europe's bumper year of elections
Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2018
On 8-9 March 2018, the European Governance and Politics Programme (EGPP) at the European University Institute’s Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies hosted its inaugural conference “2017: Europe’s Bumper Year of Elections”. The year 2017 saw a wave of key elections all across Europe, starting with the Dutch general election in March. France followed soon after, with the first round of its presidential election in April, and the second round in May. In September, Germany held federal elections, with the position of Chancellor a focal point of the campaign. Austrian, Romanian and UK citizens also went to the polls during this turbulent year. This edited volume contains a selection of the papers presented during the inaugural EGPP conference on the 2017 election year and alternates between a series of country-specific and thematic chapters. Overall, they cover many of the crucial elements of the European political and electoral landscape in 2017, further to a chapter devoted to the Brexit referendum held in 2016. An additional chapter focusing on the Italian elections held in early 2018 rounds out the volume.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements P. viii; Preface P. ix; The Contributors P. xiii; Part 1 – Thematic and Comparative Chapters; The Crisis, Party System Change, and the Growth of Populism P. 1 - Thomas Poguntke and Johannes Schmitt; Waning Public Support for International Cooperation? Some Lessons from Europe P. 25 - Catherine E. De Vries; Explaining the Rise of Anti-Immigration Parties in Western Europe P. 47 - James Dennison; Isolated and Imitated? Voter Perceptions of Reactions to Anti-Immigration Parties in Three Countries P. 65- Joost van Spanje, Haylee Kelsall & Rachid Azrout; BREXIT: A Referendum Vote with a Contested Outcome P. 91- Richard Rose ; ‘United in Diverse Campaigns’: The 2019 Spitzenkandidaten Process, Procedural Solidarity and Party Diversity P. 109 - Brian Synnott; Part 2 – Country-Specific Chapters; When the Post-Communist Left Succeeds: The 2016 Romanian Parliamentary Election P. 133 - Endre Borbáth; The Austrian Election of 2017: An Election Won in the Long Campaign P. 151 - Anita Bodlos, Laurenz Ennser-Jedenastik, Martin Haselmayer, Thomas M. Meyer and Wolfgang C. Müller; Portfolio Allocation and the Selection of Ministers After the 2017 National German Election P. 173 - Ferdinand Müller-Rommel; Pariah Parties, Policy Profiles and Party Politics in a Multilevel System: Coalition Formation in Germany, 2017–2018 P. 189 - Marc Debus; A Transformation from Within? Dynamics of Party Activists and the Rise of the German AfD p.207 - Julia Schulte-Cloos and Tobias Rüttenauer; Associative Issue Ownership and Candidate Preferences in the 2017 French Presidential Election p.223 - Romain Lachat; The Front National in the 2017 French Election: An Electoral Impasse? P.241 - Elie Michel; Reconfiguration of the Italian Party System, 2013–2018: A Two-Stage Political Earthquake? P.257 - Lorenzo Cicchi and Enrico Calossi; Conference Programme P.285
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