Practice and payment: determinants of candidate list position in European Parliament elections

Gherghina, S. and Chiru, M. (2010) Practice and payment: determinants of candidate list position in European Parliament elections. European Union Politics, 11(4), pp. 533-552. (doi:10.1177/1465116510380284)

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Abstract

This article fills a gap in the literature by explaining list composition and placement of candidates in closed PR (proportional representation) settings. Focusing on the case of Romania in the European elections of June 2009, we rely on an original data set including the sociodemographics, career history and wealth of all 215 candidates from the Romanian parties’ parliamentary lists. The results of our rank-ordered logistic regression indicate that at both the national and the party level the political competitors favour previous political experience and wealth of the candidates in establishing their final list order. Marginal effects of support from successful local branches, gender, age and education are also visible for various political parties.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gherghina, Dr Sergiu
Authors: Gherghina, S., and Chiru, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Politics
Journal Name:European Union Politics
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1465-1165
ISSN (Online):1741-2757
Published Online:03 December 2010

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