|Keywords:||European Union; European Elections; European Parliament; Democracy; Democratic Legitimacy; Spitzenkandidaten; Lead candidates; Voting|
|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).