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People and Parliament in the European UnionParticipation, Democracy, and Legitimacy$
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Jean Blondel, Richard Sinnott, and Palle Svensson

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198293088

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198293089.001.0001

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Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns

Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns

(p.137) 6 Parties, Candidates, and Campaigns
People and Parliament in the European Union

Jean Blondel (Contributor Webpage)

Richard Sinnott (Contributor Webpage)

Palle Svensson (Contributor Webpage)

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Takes up the question of the perceptions of, and attitudes to, parties and candidates in European and national elections. Measures of party differentials and candidate differentials are presented, and the implications of the evidence for an assessment of the second‐order‐election model are examined. The chapter then deals with the citizens’ experience of the European Parliament election campaign of 1994, distinguishing between active and passive exposure to the campaign. The chapter concludes with an examination of the relationship between the variables considered and participation/abstention.

Keywords:   abstention, campaign exposure, candidates, elections, european parliament, participation, parties, party differential, second‐order election, turnout

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