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Priority congruence between European voters and political groups of the European Parliament on policy-related valence issues at the time of the 2009 European Parliament elections

Schick, V.D. (2015) Priority congruence between European voters and political groups of the European Parliament on policy-related valence issues at the time of the 2009 European Parliament elections.

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Abstract:The topic of this research is priority congruence between European voters and political groups of the European Parliament on policy-related valence issues at the time of the 2009 European Parliament elections. The main research question that is answered is: To what extent was there priority congruence on policy-related valence issues between the European electorate and the different Europarty groups at the time of the 2009 European Parliament elections? For this purpose, data on public opinion in the European Union and data gathered from election manifestos of Europarty groups was compared. The analysis includes the identification of the issue priorities of seven different Europarty groups, the assignment of European voters to the seven Europarty groups in order to identify the issue priorities of these voters and compare them to the issue priorities of the respective party group afterwards, and finally the calculation of indicators of priority congruence for the seven Europarty groups and their voters. The results show that the level of priority congruence between European voters and Europarty groups is low and that the existing level of priority congruence is to be primarily attributed to a high congruence on a single issue area (the ‘Economy’ issue area) while there is, with a few exemptions, little congruence on other issue areas.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 89 political science
Programme:European Studies BSc (56627)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67804
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