Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAdshead, M.
dc.contributor.authorHill, John
dc.identifier.citationAdshead , M & Hill , J 2005 , ' Elections to the European parliament, June 2004 : the 15 established member states ' , Electoral Studies , vol. 24 , no. 3 , pp. 537-545 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 646157
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 9bab5535-1bd2-4744-8db5-07ed575d27d7
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000229269000012
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 18144421230
dc.description.abstractAmong the 15 established member states of the European Union (EU-15), the 2004 elections to the European Parliament (EP) reveal four big stories. First, turnout was the lowest since the first direct EP elections in 1979, which is bound to give rise to continuing questions about the EU's legitimacy. Second, the elections highlighted a strong anti-government vote in most states — with the exceptions of Greece, Luxembourg, and Spain. Third, the vote share of parties critical of the EU rose dramatically; euroscepticism is no longer the preserve of xenophobes and extremists, but now includes significant sections of traditional parties, new parties on the left and the right, and a number of independent campaigners against corruption and advocates of greater transparency. Fourth, whilst recent shifts in national electoral politics have been primarily — although not exclusively — to the left and centre, the configuration of the new EP is primarily to the centre-right. Moreover, despite the rise of euroscepticism, the four main EP groups are all committed to European integration, whereas the European electorate seems less enthusiastic. The key to the future of a newly enlarged European Union lies in how these differences between national and European politics are reconcileden
dc.relation.ispartofElectoral Studies
dc.titleElections to the European parliament, June 2004 : the 15 established member statesen
dc.contributor.institutionGlobal Economy and Business Research Unit
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Accounting, Finance and Economics
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolHertfordshire Business School
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record