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Europe's Changing Political System and Issue Space. What Lessons from the 2019 European Elections?

Dates:
  • Thu 25 Feb 2021 14.15 - 18.30
  • Fri 26 Feb 2021 09.00 - 17.30
  Add to Calendar 2021-02-25 14:15 2021-02-26 17:30 Europe/Paris Europe's Changing Political System and Issue Space. What Lessons from the 2019 European Elections?

The 2019 European Parliament elections have been described as ‘a fateful election for Europe’. Despite the outcome not matching the feared landslide success of Eurosceptic and populist forces, the general picture is that of a European Union where polarisation and politicisation is higher than the past. The EGPP Annual Conference 2020 presents high-level scholarly research on, broadly, the drivers and consequences of the electoral results of May 2019, as well as the European political space and its (reshaped?) dimensionality. A keynote speech by Simon Hix, who will join the EUI in September 2021 as Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics, opens the conference. Then, the first two panels are devoted to Europe’s issue space. The second day comprises three panels dedicated to institutions and citizens, with a focus on electoral systems, spitzenkandidaten, selectorate, party choice and turnout. A final panel on populism and radical right closes the conference. The selected papers presented in the conference will be evaluated by the conference organisers and later published as either chapters to an Edited Volume or articles of a Special Issue in a scientific journal.

*This event will be on Zoom. Registered participants will receive the meeting ID and password prior to the start of the event.

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The 2019 European Parliament elections have been described as ‘a fateful election for Europe’. Despite the outcome not matching the feared landslide success of Eurosceptic and populist forces, the general picture is that of a European Union where polarisation and politicisation is higher than the past. The EGPP Annual Conference 2020 presents high-level scholarly research on, broadly, the drivers and consequences of the electoral results of May 2019, as well as the European political space and its (reshaped?) dimensionality. A keynote speech by Simon Hix, who will join the EUI in September 2021 as Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics, opens the conference. Then, the first two panels are devoted to Europe’s issue space. The second day comprises three panels dedicated to institutions and citizens, with a focus on electoral systems, spitzenkandidaten, selectorate, party choice and turnout. A final panel on populism and radical right closes the conference. The selected papers presented in the conference will be evaluated by the conference organisers and later published as either chapters to an Edited Volume or articles of a Special Issue in a scientific journal.

*This event will be on Zoom. Registered participants will receive the meeting ID and password prior to the start of the event.


Location:
Online - Zoom*

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Conference

Contact:
European Governance and Politics Programme - Send a mail

Organiser:
Lorenzo Cicchi (EUI - Robert Schuman Centre)
Diego Garzia (University of Lausanne)
Brigid Laffan (EUI - Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)
Alexander H. Trechsel (University of Lucerne)

Attachment:
Final Programme_Europe's Changing Political System.pdf

Links:
EGPP Annual Conferences

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