Europe at the Polls: The European Elections of 1999

  • Pascal Perrineau
  • Gérard Grunberg
  • Colette Ysmal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Europe, Citizens, and Political Elites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hermann Schmitt, Jacques Thomassen
      Pages 22-42
    3. Jacques Gerstlé, Holli A. Semetko, Klaus Schoenbach, Marina Villa
      Pages 59-77
  3. A Europe of Political Forces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Marc Lazar
      Pages 81-92
    3. Gérard Grunberg, Gerassimos Moschonas
      Pages 93-115
    4. Ferdinand Müller-Rommel
      Pages 116-129
    5. Piero Ignazi, Pascal Perrineau
      Pages 161-178
  4. A Europe of Voters and Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Christian Vandermotten, Pablo Medina Lockhart
      Pages 181-206
    3. Christopher Lord
      Pages 223-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-318

About this book


In election after election for the European parliament there has been a growing ability for voters to deal with Europe, by-passing categories that are still used to think about essentials political issues within individual countries. Europe at the Polls highlights this liberation of the 'European Question' from the old left-right conflicts that have marked political life within the 15 members of the European Union. Across national borders, this study of those elections shows that diverse trends are taking root in homes, towns, and in the workplace, and are reflected in the electoral geography at the level of the European Union. The increasing strength of Green parties, the continued decline of European Communism, and ethno-regionalism are just some of the issues that this book explores with the hope that Europe can begin constructing a real European public space within which a strong link to citizens can be woven.

Editors and affiliations

  • Pascal Perrineau
    • 1
  • Gérard Grunberg
    • 2
  • Colette Ysmal
    • 3
  1. 1.IEP of ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.CNRSCentre for the Study of French Political Life (CEVIPOF)ParisFrance
  3. 3.CEVIPOFParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-63226-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-04441-9
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