Representação e politicas de austeridade: uma comparação das atitudes entre massas e elites na Grécia

Translated title of the contribution: Representation and austerity politics: attitudes of Greek voters and elites compared

Georgios Karyotis, Wolfgang Rudig, David Judge

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Drawing on surveys of voters and MPs in Greece, this article analyses elite-mass interaction on key policy (austerity, European integration, immigration) and ideological issues after the 2012 elections. We find that while for the government parties, New Democracy and PASOK, the level of congruence is quite high, MPs from opposition parties (SYRIZA, Golden Dawn) place themselves in more exposed positions in comparison with their voters. The observed substantial variation in the intensity and direction of congruence, across parties and issue preferences in Greece, reinforces the view that the dimensionality of political contestation is not reducible to a single ideological dimension.
Translated title of the contributionRepresentation and austerity politics: attitudes of Greek voters and elites compared
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationRepresentação e Participação Política na Europa em Crise
EditorsAndré Friere, Marco Lisi, José Manuel Leite Viegas
Place of PublicationLisbon
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016


  • Greece
  • politics
  • austerity

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