AbstractsPolitical Science

From Anecdotes to Jokes – Chinese Buddhism on Weibo

by Donato Colonna

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2015
Keywords: European Union; European Elections; European Parliament; Democracy; Democratic Legitimacy; Spitzenkandidaten; Lead candidates; Voting
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2065274
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/35747


The introduction of the 'Spitzenkandidaten' process in the 2014 elections to the European Parliament was referred to as the symbol of European democratic reform. This work assesses how the introduction of this process has impacted the state of democracy in the European Union. Advisors/Committee Members: Penders, Jean (advisor).