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dc.contributor.authorBogaards, Matthijs
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-16T14:43:08Z
dc.date.available2023-06-16T14:43:08Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.issn0034-4893, 1749-4001
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00344893.2021.1898459
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/13822
dc.description.abstractConsociational interpretations of the European Union (EU) are well established and help to explain the political stability of the 27-member state system. In contrast, the increasingly common centripetal elements have not yet received systematic attention. Using a framework originally designed to map the choices for divided societies, this article highlights centripetalism in EU party regulation and proposals for electoral reform. Going beyond the spatial distribution requirements that play such a central role in aggregative institutions in the EU, the article suggests that cross-national districts rather than a supra-national district provide the strongest incentive for European parties to organise EU-wide campaigns on European issues, fielding candidates with cross-national appeal. The article concludes with a reflection on the relationship between consociational and centripetal elements in the EU. It shows that consociationalism and centripetalism in the EU can continue to co-exist, though the balance is likely to change.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleThe European Union: Consociational Past, Centripetal Future?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleRepresentation
dc.source.volume58
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.spage443
dc.source.epage460
dc.description.versionPublished version
refterms.dateFOA2023-06-16T14:43:08Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Political Science
dc.source.journalabbrevRepresentation
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00344893.2021.1898459


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