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Are Europeans ready for a more democratic European Union? New evidence on preference heterogeneity, polarisation and crosscuttingness

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Some scholars and policy makers argue in favour of increasing democratic contestation for leadership and policy at the European level, for instance by having European-wide parties campaign for competing candidates for President of the European Commission ahead of European Parliament elections. But do such changes put the survival of the European Union at risk? According to the consociational interpretation of the EU, the near absence of competitive and majoritarian elements has been a necessa...

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10.1111/1475-6765.12136

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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Blavatnik School of Government
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Wiley
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European Journal of Political Research More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-01-01
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1475-6765
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2016-03-02

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