190910 - A Cleavage Theory of Partisanship

10 Septembre, 2019 - 12:30 - 14:30



CEE General Seminar "A Cleavage Theory of Partisanship"

Tuesday 10 September 2019 at 12.30, Sciences Po, Room Goguel, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris

The rise of a new transnational divide on immigration and Europe raises fundamental questions about the character of party competition and the causal bases of voting. Using eight waves of ESS data for 2002–2016, we find that those who vote for political parties established on the new cleavage—green and TAN parties—have more structured partisan preferences than supporters of mainstream political parties. This structuration is more pronounced among younger than older cohorts, and it goes alongside destructuration among parties and voters on the conventional left-right. The transnational divide has narrowed the political options for tackling Europe’s crises, and these crises, in turn, have accelerated the restructuring of party competition.


Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and Robert Schuman Fellow at the EUI, Florence. In 2017 she received the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award of the APSA. Her research focuses on multilevel governance, European integration, political parties and public opinion, and international organization. She is PI of the CHES data on party positioning, and the RAI and MIA data on regional and international authority respectively. Recent publications include “Cleavage theory and Europe’s crises” (JEPP 2018), “Grand theories of European integration in the 21st Century” (JEPP 2019), and “Contested world order” (Review of International Organizations, 2018). Her most recent book is A Theory of International Organization (with Tobias Lenz and Gary Marks, OUP, 2019). Homepage: https://hooghe.web.unc.edu.

Gary Marks is Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. His research is chiefly in the fields of European and comparative politics, measurement, international organization, and multilevel governance. In 2010 he was awarded a Humboldt Research Prize and was the recipient of an advanced European Research Council grant. In 2017 he received the APSA’s Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award. Marks’ recent publications include A Theory of International Organization (OUP 2019); Measuring International Authority (OUP 2017); Community, Scale and Regional Governance (OUP 2016); and Measuring Regional Authority (OUP 2016). Homepage: https://garymarks.web.unc.edu



Anja Durovic & Emiliano Grossman, Sciences Po, CEE

Contact: katia.rio@sciencespo.fr

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