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Type of publication: Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Politic sciences (S002)
Author(s): Unikaitė-Jakuntavičienė, Ingrida
Title: A second-order campaign in Lithuania?
Is part of: Political communication and European parliamentary elections in times of crisis: perspectives from Central and South-Eastern Europe / editors Ruxandra Boicu, Silvia Branea, Adriana Stefanel. London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017
Extent: p. 97-114
Date: 2017
Note: eBook ISBN 978-1-137-58591-2. DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-58591-2. Series title: Political Campaigning and Communication
Keywords: European parliamentary elections;Political communication;Electoral politics
ISBN: 9781137585905
Abstract: The European Parliament (EP) elections represent a rather interesting case for election analysis. As Strömbäck, Maier and Kaid pointed out, ‘they are both national and European at the same time’.1 Since the first direct EP elections in 1979, much has changed, but the relative unimportance of the European elections (average turnout of voters is decreasing) remains constant.2 Research data show that parties and candidates as well as the media and voters tend to treat EP elections as second-order national elections.3 These ‘are perceived to be less important, because there is less at stake.’4 This second-order nature has several specific features: weak campaigning and little attention to European issues in the campaigns of political parties; low visibility of EP election campaigns in the media, which concentrates more on domestic issues than on European ones; lower turnout of voters in EP elections than that achieved in national elections; national governing parties and larger parties in general doing worse than parties in opposition and smaller ones
Affiliation(s): Politikos mokslų ir diplomatijos fakultetas
Viešosios komunikacijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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