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dc.contributor.authorBelchior, Ana Maria-
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-02T14:46:37Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-02T14:46:37Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.issn1357-2334por
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10071/5383-
dc.description.abstractDo European political parties represent the ideology of their voters well? This research aims to provide an empirical appreciation of the levels to which Members of Parliament (MPs) ideologically represent their electorate within political parties in 12 European countries. The variable used is left–right self-placement and representation is measured through congruence. Three main hypotheses are tested. First, MPs express greater ideological extremism than voters. Second, MPs have biased perceptions on the positioning of their electorate. Third, New Left parties exhibit higher levels of representation than the other parties. This article's findings reveal that only the second hypothesis can be supported without restrictionspor
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherTaylor & Francispor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectPolitical partiespor
dc.subjectCongruencepor
dc.subjectLeft-rightpor
dc.subjectMP'spor
dc.subjectVoterspor
dc.titleIdeological congruence among European political partiespor
dc.typearticleeng
dc.pagination121-142por
dc.publicationstatusPublicadopor
dc.peerreviewedSimpor
dc.relation.publisherversionThe original version is available at Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13572330903542191por
dc.journalThe Journal of Legislative Studiespor
dc.distributionInternacionalpor
dc.volume16por
dc.number1por
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