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Party Competition and Political Representation in Crisis: A Comparative Perspective

Dates:
  • Thu 24 Sep 2015 14.00 - 18.00
  • Fri 25 Sep 2015 09.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2015-09-24 14:00 2015-09-25 18:00 Europe/Paris Party Competition and Political Representation in Crisis: A Comparative Perspective

The impact of the ongoing economic and debt crisis was felt by all European countries, although its impact differs as it hit particularly hard EU member states in Southern Europe. The proposed authors’ workshop will focus on the effects of the crisis and of the European measures to cope with it on party competition and the quality of political representation in Europe in general but with a special focus on Southern European countries as these countries have found themselves at the eye of the storm and faced with profound social, economic and political repercussions. The workshop aims to examine the impact of the crisis on the representative linkage between citizens' policy preferences and the policies of parties as represented in parliament and government. It addresses three broad research questions: (a) What is the impact of the crisis on the policy agendas of parties? Has the crisis reduced the policy alternatives on offer to citizens? (b) Has the crisis changed the relationship between government and opposition parties both during elections and in parliament? (c) Are citizens’ preferences represented by political parties? How did citizens perceive and respond to the crisis of representation?

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  Seminar room Villa Paola

The impact of the ongoing economic and debt crisis was felt by all European countries, although its impact differs as it hit particularly hard EU member states in Southern Europe. The proposed authors’ workshop will focus on the effects of the crisis and of the European measures to cope with it on party competition and the quality of political representation in Europe in general but with a special focus on Southern European countries as these countries have found themselves at the eye of the storm and faced with profound social, economic and political repercussions. The workshop aims to examine the impact of the crisis on the representative linkage between citizens' policy preferences and the policies of parties as represented in parliament and government. It addresses three broad research questions: (a) What is the impact of the crisis on the policy agendas of parties? Has the crisis reduced the policy alternatives on offer to citizens? (b) Has the crisis changed the relationship between government and opposition parties both during elections and in parliament? (c) Are citizens’ preferences represented by political parties? How did citizens perceive and respond to the crisis of representation?


Location:
Seminar room Villa Paola

Affiliation:
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Type:
Workshop

Contact:
Maureen Lechleitner (EUI) - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI - Department of Political and Social Sciences)
Swen Hutter

Attachment:
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