Theoretical Framework

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Abstract

The list placement of candidates for European elections and thus the re-election probabilities of MEPs depend on the goals national parties pursue. This chapter provides the theoretical basis and framework for this study. First, it introduces the principal-agent framework and explains how the theoretical framework contributes to our understanding of the relationship between national parties and MEPs.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département de Science Politique et Relations InternationalesUniversité de GenèveGenevaSwitzerland

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