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The European Election Studies

PIREDEU has its origins in the European Election Studies (EES) that have studied electoral processes (including voting, candidate, media, manifesto and contextual data studies) at European Parliament elections since 1979. These studies have been mainly concerned with the evolution of an EU political community and a European public sphere, with the central processes of political representation that come into play at the time of elections to the European Parliament, with citizens' perceptions of and preferences about the EU political regime, and with their evaluations of EU political performance. However, not all of the above components were realized at each EP election study. The project was started in 1979 by a trans-national group of electoral researchers and Europeanists some of whom are still on board. Between 1979 and 2004, 6 election studies were prepared and 5 voter studies, 5 contextual data studies, 5 manifesto studies, 2 media studies, and 1 candidate study were realised.

Further information, as well as details of the questionnaires, codebooks and data files, see the website of the European Election Studies (EES). General information about past EES studies that we provide on the PIREDEU website has been taken from the EES homepage.

Page updated: 30/07/08
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