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May 16 2013
Bulgaria’s low election turnout is a symptom of the growing mistrust for the ruling GERB party and the country’s political system.
Last weekend’s election saw GERB continue as the largest party in Bulgaria’s parliament, a success for former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Antoaneta Dimitrova argues that while European commentators may see the election result as confirmation of the government’s good management … Continue reading
Posted by: May 16, 2013
May 15 2013
Norway is due to hold parliamentary elections in September. Sveinung Arnesen looks ahead to the elections, arguing that the cost of ruling is taking its toll on the governing centre-left coalition. Despite the country’s oil-rich economy, evidence suggests that the … Continue reading
Posted by: May 15, 2013
May 12 2013
This introductory textbook examines the factors contributing to parties’ fortunes and identities, and the causes of recent changes in both. It examines Britain’s main and minor political parties as well as peripheral parties like the BNP and UKIP. Eunice Goes contends Political … Continue reading
Posted by: May 12, 2013
May 9 2013
Local government areas that are controlled by the same party as national governments receive larger grants and have lower taxes.
What are the implications if parties that control local municipalities are the same as those that are in government nationally? Using data from Italy, Emanuele Bracco, Francesco Porcelli and Michela Redoano find that municipalities which are politically aligned with central … Continue reading
Posted by: May 9, 2013
May 8 2013
One of the first countries to be seriously affected by the Eurozone crisis, after six years, Ireland may now be at risk of ‘austerity fatigue’. Theresa Reidy writes that facing increasing opposition to austerity, Ireland’s coalition government now clings together … Continue reading
Posted by: May 8, 2013
May 6 2013
The decline in party membership across Europe means that political parties need to reconsider how they engage with the electorate.
Is party membership still an important part of European political systems? Ingrid van Biezen outlines results from a study, co-authored with Peter Mair and Thomas Poguntke, of party membership rates in 27 European democracies. She notes that party membership levels … Continue reading
Posted by: May 6, 2013