Laura Sudulich

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    Online platforms associated with traditional media organisations or established institutions are more successful at increasing public knowledge of the EU

Online platforms associated with traditional media organisations or established institutions are more successful at increasing public knowledge of the EU

How do European citizens receive information about the policies and activities of the European Union? Laura Sudulich presents research on the impact of different types of online materials on levels of public knowledge about the EU. She notes that only platforms which host reliable, fact-checked information tend to be effective in increasing knowledge, with websites associated with traditional media organisations […]

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    Campaign spending and electoral systems have a major impact on the outcomes of European Parliament elections

Campaign spending and electoral systems have a major impact on the outcomes of European Parliament elections

The next European Parliament elections will take place in May 2014. Laura Sudulich writes on the role that campaign spending and electoral systems have on the outcomes of European elections. She finds that, in line with expectations, candidates who spend more on campaigning are more likely to be elected. She notes, however, that the overall advantage is modest and that […]

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