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12. Mariano Torcal, ‘The Two Steps of the ‘Europeanization’ of EU Elections: A Comparative Analysis of Germany, Italy and Spain’

February 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Conventional wisdom and much of the specialized literature state that national politics drive the voting decision-making process in the European Parliament (EP) elections, leaving European matters aside. This spring lecture by Jean Monnet Visiting Scholar Mariano Torcal will argue that the European Union dimension becomes significant in the vote choice by two distinctive steps: first, when the party supply incorporates anti-EU political formations (producing some party differential on the EU dimension); and second, when citizens believes that their national cabinets and representatives have a real power to influence the EU status quo.

Torcal received a doctorate from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and a doctorate from the Ohio State University. He has served as a full professor of political science at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra since 2006.

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Date:
February 15, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm