Conti, N., Marangoni, F. and Verzichelli, L. (2018), National Political Elites and their Views on EU Economic Governance: One or Many EUs?, ECPR SGEU Conference, Paris, 13-15 June 2018; and UACES 48th Annual Conference, Bath, 2-5 September 2018.

Basile L. and Verzichelli L., Transnational solidarity vis-à-vis national sovereignty: citizens and elites on alternative visions to facing contemporary crises, International Workshop
Citizens, Parties and Leaders in European Uncertainty Claims for the National Sovereignty
10th-11th November 2017, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Bes B. J.,  Rauh C. and  Schoonvelde M. Preaching to the Choir or Whistling in the Wind? Public Communication of Supra- and Intergovernmental Executives in Times of EU Politicization, Transformation or Collapse? 13-14 October 2017, University of Amsterdam

Di Mauro D. A Post-Functionalist Approach to Public Attitudes towards European Integration, Transformation or Collapse? 13-14 October 2017, University of Amsterdam

Conti N. Di Mauro D. Memoli V., Rethinking the class cleavage: anti-liberal party views as fuel of Euroscepticism, presented at SISP Conference, University of Urbino, 14-16 September 2017

Basile L., Olmastroni F., Parnet O. Bridging the Representation Gap? Experimenting Participation with the Online Deliberation, presented at SISP Conference, University of Urbino, 14-16 September 2017.

Verzichelli L. Degradable Elites? Determinants of Elite Change in Europe in the XXI Century, presented at 11th ECPR General Conference, 6-9 September 2017, University of Oslo

Isernia P. The Dynamics of Transatlantic Relations: Elite and Public Opinion in Good and Bad Times, presented at the 2017 Joint Sessions of Workshops, 25-30 April 2017, University of Nottingham, UK.

Olmastroni F. Coviello M. Faralla V. Tagliani G. Fight Fear with Fire. An Experimental Study of the Effects of Media Representations of Immigrants and Terrorists in Italy, presented at the 2017 Joint Sessions of Workshops, 25-30 April 2017, University of Nottingham, UK.

Anna Brosius, Bert Bakker, Martijn Schoonvelde and Gijs Shumacher, Evaluating Complexity in Political Speech, European Political Science Association (EPSA) meeting, Milan, 22-24 June 2017.

Olivier Parnet, Euengage e-Voice, presented at “Multi-country online communities in the EU public sector: Engaging 500 citizens from 10 European countries”, QUAL360 February 16, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Alessandro Innocenti, Pierangelo Isernia, Francesco Olmastroni Should it stay or should it go? A natural (quasi)experiment on Brexit in 10 EU countries, presented at the SISP annual conference, September 15-17, 2016 , Milan, Italy. Paper_SISP2016_Innocenti,Isernia,Olmastroni

NIcolò Conti, Danilo Di Mauro and Vincenzo Memoli, Immigration crisis as EU crisis? Presented at the SISP annual conference, September 15-17, 2016 , Milan, Italy.

Bakker, Ryan, Jolly, Seth, and Polk, Jonathan. “The Consequences of (In)Congruence: Evidence from European Party Systems.” Presented at MPSA (2015) and CES (2015). Download

Bakker, Ryan, Jolly, Seth, and Polk, Jonathan. “Multidimensional Congruence and European Parliament Electoral Performance” To be presented at MPSA 2016 and APSA 2016.

Bakker, Ryan, Jolly, Seth, and Polk, Jonathan. “Is Social Left-Right Cross-Nationally Comparable in European Parties?” To be presented at MPSA 2016.

Basile, Linda With a Little Help From My Friends?European solidarity among EU citizens in times of crises, Presented at the SISP annual conference, September 15-17, 2016 , Milan, Italy.

Paolo Bellucci, Sabrina Cavatorto, Maurizio Cotta, Pierangelo Isernia and Luca Verzichelli, THE EUENGAGE PROJECT: THEORETICAL ISSUES AND RESEARCH DESIGN, Paper prepared for presentation at the Political Institutions and Elite Behavior: Experimental Approaches. SPSA Conference-within-a-Conference: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, January 9, 2016 – Panel 5, Workshop: Experimental Research Proposals on Political Institutions and Elites. Download Bellucci et al. 2016

Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks, Europe’s Crises and Political Contestation, Paper presented at the Conference, “Theory Meets Crisis,” Robert Schuman Centre, EUI, June 30-July 1, 2016 Hooghe, Marks – Europe’s Crises and Political Contestation

Jan Rovny and Jonathan Polk. “New Wine in Old Bottles: Explaining Party Competition Along the Socio-Cultural Dimension in Europe.” Last presented at APSA 2015, San Francisco. Download

Jan Rovny and Jonathan Polk. “Stepping in the Same River Twice: Stability Amidst Change in Eastern European Party Competition.” Last presented at APSA 2015, San Francisco.Rovny_Polk_Stepping_Rivers

Jonathan Polk and Jan Rovny. “Worlds of Welfare and Multidimensional Party Competition in Europe.” Last presented at the European University Institute. Currently scheduled to be included in an edited volume published by Oxford University Press. Download

Milada Anna Vachudova and Marko Zilovic, “Between Social Movements and External Actors: When do Political Parties Change Position?,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, September 2015. Vachudova + Zilovic APSA Paper CWG September 2015

Polk,Jonathan “Explaining the Salience of Anti-Elite and Anti-Corruption Discourse in European Parties with the 2014 Chapel Hill Expert Survey Data”, presented at Malmö (March 2016) and at Paris-Sciences Po (Dec 2015). Anti_Elite_Corruption_CHES_Paper

Gijs Schumacher, Martijn Schoonvelde, Tanushree Dahiya, Erik de Vries, “What are they Talking About? Leaders Attention to and Position on the Economic Crisis and the EU”, Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, 7-10 April, Chicago, USA
Denise Traber, Martijn Schoonvelde, Gijs Schumacher, Tanushree Dahiya, Erik de Vries, “Issue avoidance and blame attribution in leader speeches during the economic crisis in Europe”, Presented at the European Political Science Association annual conference, 23-25 June 2016, Brussels, Belgium. Traber_et_al_EPSA16.compressed
Gijs Schumacher, Martijn Schoonvelde, Denise Traber, Tanushree Dahiya, Erik de Vries, “EUSpeech: a New Dataset of EU Elite Speeches”, International Conference on the
Advances in Computational Analysis of Political Text, 14 – 16 July 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia



Adams, J., & Ezrow, L. (2009). Who Do European Parties Represent? How Western European Parties Represent the Policy Preferences of Opinion Leaders. The Journal of Politics, 71(01), 206.

Adams, J., Haupt, a. B., & Stoll, H. (2008). What Moves Parties?: The Role of Public Opinion and Global Economic Conditions in Western Europe. Comparative Political Studies, 42(5), 611–639.

Adams, J., & Somer-Topcu, Z. (2009). Policy Adjustment by Parties in Response to Rival Parties’ Policy Shifts: Spatial Theory and the Dynamics of Party Competition in Twenty-Five Post-War Democracies. British Journal of Political Science, 39(04), 825.

Bakker, R., De Vries, C., Edwards, E., Hooghe, L., Jolly, S., Marks, G., … & Vachudova, M. A. (2015). Measuring party positions in Europe The Chapel Hill expert survey trend file, 1999–2010. Party Politics, 21(1), 143-152.

Charalambous, Giorgos, Nicolò Conti, and Andrea Pedrazzani. “The political contestation of European integration in Southern Europe: Friction among and within parties.” Party Politics 24.1 (2018): 39-51. Special issue: Party Competition and Political Representation in Crisis: A Comparative Perspective; Nicolò Conti , Swen Hutter and Kyriaki Nanou (Guest Eds.).
Conti N. (2018) National Political Elites, the EU and the Populist Challenge, Politics 38(3).
Conti, N. (2014), Party Attitudes Towards the EU in the Member States. Parties for Europe, Parties Against Europe, Abingdon: Routledge.

De Vries, C. E., & Edwards, E. E. (2009). Taking europe to its extremes extremist parties and public Euroscepticism. Party Politics, 15(1), 5-28.

Gail McElroy and Kenneth Benoit. “Party Policy and Group Affiliation in the European Parliament.” British Journal of Political Science 40(2010): 377-398.

Hooghe, Liesbet, Gary Marks, and Carole Wilson (2002). “Does Left/Right Structure Party Positions on European Integration?” Comparative Political Studies 35:965–89.

Hooghe, Liesbet, Ryan Bakker, Anna Brigevich, Catherine de Vries, Erica Edwards, Gary Marks, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, Milada Vachudova. (2010). Measurement Validity and Party positioning: Chapel Hill expert surveys of 2002 and 2006, European Journal of Political Research, 42 (4): 684-703.

Hutter, S. and Grande, E. (2014). Politicizing Europe in the national electoral arena: A comparative analysis of five West European countries, 1970-2010. Journal of Common Market Studies 52(5): 1002–1018

Marks, Gary, Marco Steenbergen, Liesbet Hooghe, Ryan Bakker (2007). Cross-Validating Data on Party Positioning on European Integration. Electoral Studies, 26, 1: 23-38.

Schuck, A., Xezonakis, G., Banducci, S., & De Vreese, C. H. (2011). “Party contestation and Europe on the news agenda: The 2009 European Parliamentary election”. Electoral Studies, 30, 41-52.


Nicolò Conti, Borbála Göncz, José Real-Dato (2018) National Political Elites, European Integration and the Eurozone, Crisis – Routledge
Vogel, Lars, and Juan Rodríguez-Teruel. “National Political Elites and the Crisis of European Integration, Country Studies 2007-2014.”

Best, Heinrich, György Lengyel, and Luca Verzichelli (2012). The Europe of Elites. A Study into the Europeanness of Europe’s Political and Economic Elites. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Brack, Nathalie, and Oliveir Costa (2012). Diverging views of Europe: Euroscepticism within EU institutions. London: Routledge.

Cotta, M. (2014). Facing the Crisis: The European Elite System’s Changing Geometry. In H. Best & J.Higley (Eds.), Political Elites in the Transatlantic Crisis (pp. 58–80). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fuchs, Magni-Berton and R. Roger (2009) Dieter Fuchs, Raul Magni Berton, and Antoine Roger. 2009. Euroscepticism: Images of Europe Among Mass Publics and Political Elites. Opladen: Barbara Budrich.

Grande, Edgar and Hanspeter Kriesi 2015. The restructuring of political conflict in Europe and the politicization of European integration, pp. 190-223 in European Public Spheres. Politics Is Back, edited by Thomas Risse. Cambridge U Press.

Mair, P. (2009). Representative versus Responsible Government. Presented at the MPIfG Working Paper, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne.

Sanders, david, and Gabor Toka. 2013. “Is anyone listening? Mass and elite opinion cueing in the EU.” Electoral Studies. 32(1):13-25.

Public Opinion

Conti, N., & Memoli, V. (2016). Citizens, Europe and the Media. Have New Media made Citizens more Eurosceptical? Palgrave.

Bayley, Paul, and Geoffrey Williams, eds. (2012). European Identity: What the Media Say. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bermeo, Nancy, and Larry M. Bartels (2014). Mass Politics in Tough Times: Opinions, Votes, and Protest in the Great Recession. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Clements, B., Nanou, K., & Verney, S. (2014). ‘We No Longer Love You, But We Don’t Want To Leave You’: The Eurozone Crisis and Popular Euroscepticism in Greece. Journal of European Integration, 36(3), 247-265.

Conti, N., & Memoli, V. (2015). Show the money first! Recent public attitudes towards the EU in Italy. Italian Political Science Review/Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica, 45(02), 203-222.

De Wilde, Pieter, and Michael Z rn, M. (2012). ‘Can the politicization of European integration be reversed?’ Journal of Common Market Studies 50(1):137-153.

Di Mauro, D. and Memoli, V. Attitudes Towards Europe Beyond Euroscepticism: supporting the European Union through the crisis, Palgrave (2016).

Entman, Robert M., and Susan Herbst (2001). “Reframing Public Opinion as We Have Known It.” In Mediated Politics: Communication in the Future of Democracy, edited by W. Lance Bennett and Robert M. Entman, 203-25. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Koopmans, R., Erbe, J., & Meyer, M. F. (2010). “The Europeanization of Public Spheres: Comparisons across Issues, Time, and Countries”. In Koopmans, R. & Statham, P. (Eds.). The Making of a European Public Sphere. Media Discourses and Political Contention. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kuhn, T., van Elsas, E., Hakhverdian, A., & van der Brug, W. (2014). An ever wider gap in an ever closer union: Rising inequalities and euroscepticism in 12 West European democracies, 1975–2009. Socio-Economic Review, mwu034.

Risse, T. (2010). A Community of Europeans? Transnational Identities and Public Spheres. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.

Russo, F., & Cotta, M. (2013). Beyond euroscepticism and europhilia: Multiple views about Europe. Rivista Italiana Di Scienza Politica, (3/2013).

Serricchio, F., Tsakatika, M., & Quaglia, L. (2013). Euroscepticism and the Global Financial Crisis. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, 51(1), 51-64.


Bruter, M. (2009). Time Bomb? The Dynamic Effect of News and Symbols on the Political Identity of European Citizens. Comparative Political Studies 42 (12), 1498-1536.

Conti, N., & Memoli, V. (2016). Citizens, Europe and the Media. Have New Media made Citizens more Eurosceptical? Palgrave.

de Vreese, C.H. (2007). A Spiral of Euroscepticism: The Media’s Fault? Acta Politica, 42 (2-3),271-286.

De Wilde, P. (2012). Politicisation of the EU budget: Conflict and the constraining dissensus. West European Politics, 35(5), 1075-1094

De Wilde, P., Michailidou, A., & Trenz, H. J. (2014). Converging on euroscepticism: Online polity contestation during European Parliament elections. European Journal of Political Research, 53(4), 766-783.

van Brussel, A. (2014). From Informing to Interacting? Exploring the European Commission’s Communication Strategy “to be all ears”. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 10(1), 90-104

Gábor, T., & Popescu, M. (2009). “Public Television, Private Television and Citizens’ Political Knowledge.” EUI Working paper series, RSCAS 2009/66. Florence: European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

Gábor, T., & Popescu, M. (2012). “Cross-National Patterns in Political Bias in European News Media” presented at the 2012 Joint Sessions of Workshops of the European Consortium for Political Research, Antwerp, Belgium, 10-15 April 2012.

Koopmans, Ruud, and Paul Statham (2010). The Making of a European Public Sphere. Media Discourse and Political Contention. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Michailidou, A., Trenz, H. J., & De Wilde, P. (2014). The Internet and European Integration: Pro-and Anti-EU Debates in Online News Media. Opladen: Barbara Budrich.

van Brussel, A. (2014). From Informing to Interacting? Exploring the European Commission’s Communication Strategy “to be all ears”. Journal of Contemporary European Research, 10(1), 90-104.

Theoretical approaches and EU legitimacy

Bartolini, S. (2005). Restructuring Europe: Centre formation, system building and political structuring between the nation-state and the European Union. Oxford University Press.

Goetz, K. H. (2014). A Question of Time: Responsive and Responsible Democratic Politics. West European Politics, 37(2), 379–399. 16.

Hooghe, L., & Marks, G. (2008). European Union? West European Politics, 31(1-2), 108–129.

Hooghe, Liesbet, and Gary Marks (2009). “A Postfunctionalist Theory of European Integration: From Permissive Consensus to Constraining Dissensus.” British Journal of Political Science, 39(1):1-23.

Kriesi, Hanspeter and Takis Pappas 2015, European populism in the shadow of the great recession, Colchester, ECPR Press.

Kriesi, Hanspeter, Edgar Grande, Romain Lachat, Martin Dolezal, Simon Bornschier, and Timotheos Frey (2008). West European Politics in the Age of Globalization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Majone, Giandomenico (1998). “Europe’s ‘Democratic Deficit’: The Question of Standards.” European Law Journal 4(1):5–28. 17.

Moravcsik, Andrew (1998). The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Pierson, P. (1996). The Path to European Integration A Historical Institutionalist Analysis. Comparative Political Studies, 29(2), 123–163.

Fritz W. Scharpf (2009). “Legitimacy in the multilevel European polity.” European Political Science Review 1(2):173-204.

Scharpf, F. W. (2014). No exit from the euro-rescuing trap? (No. 14/4). MPIfG Discussion Paper. Retrieved from

Schimmelfennig, F. (2014). European Integration in the Euro Crisis: The Limits of Postfunctionalism. Journal of European Integration, 36(3), 321–337.




Elections and voters

Bellucci, Paolo, Marina Costa Lobo, and Michael Lewis-Beck (2012). “Economic crisis and elections: The European periphery”, Electoral Studies 31(3):469-71.

Bosco, Anna, and Susannah Verney (2012). “Electoral Epidemic: The Political Cost of Economic Crisis in Southern Europe, 2010-11”, South European Society and Politics. 17 (2): 129-154.

De Vries, C., Van der Brug, W., Van der Eijk, C., & Van Egmond, M. (2011). “Individual and Contextual Variation in EU Issue Voting: The Role of Political Information”. Electoral Studies, 30(1): 16-28.

de Vreese, C. and Boomgaarden, H. (2005). Projecting EU Referendums: Fear of Immigration and Support for European Integration. European Union Politics, 6 (1), 59-82.

Hobolt, Sara B., and James Tilley (2014). “Who’s in Charge? Voter Attribution of Responsibility in the European Union.” Comparative Political Studies, forthcoming.

Schmitt, Hermann, Bernhard Wessels, and Cees van der Eijk (2013). “Parties, Candidates and Voters in the 2009 Election to the European Parliament.“ Pp. 221-240 in An Audit of Democracy in the European Union, eds. Susan Banducci et al. Florence: European University Institute (ebook available at:


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