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Continuity and change in party positions towards Europe in Italian parties: an examination of parties' manifestos

Kritzinger, Sylvia and Cavatorta, Francesco and Chari, Raj S. (2004) Continuity and change in party positions towards Europe in Italian parties: an examination of parties' manifestos. Journal of European Public Policy, 11 (6). pp. 954-974. ISSN 1466-4429

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Abstract

This paper analyses Italian parties' manifestos for national and European elections from 1979 to 1999 with the 'Wordscore' programme in order to gauge whether party positions with regard to the European Union have changed and whether the salience of the European Union has increased. Results indicate that, although there is no sign of increased salience, the leading Italian political parties have repositioned themselves in their attitudes towards the European Union, indicating that the European political space matters for national parties.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Europeanization; Italy; party manifestos; party positions; political parties;
Subjects:Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Routledge
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1350176042000298057
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:485
Deposited On:28 May 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 16 Feb 2009 14:24

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