THE IMPACT OF FAR-RIGHT PRESENCE ON THE ROLL-CALL VOTING BEHAVIOR OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT: EVIDENCE FROM THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG

2022-8-31
ÖZBİLGİÇ, BATUR
The impact of far-right party presence in national legislatures on the MPs have attracted the interest of scholars for decades. However, the far-right impact on the roll-call voting behavior of members of parliament had stayed as an area that was largely unexplored. In this study I apply correlational methods to discover the far- right impact on the patterns of cooperative voting behavior among the members of the German Bundestag. Through the novel association of the social-psychological phenomenon the “common enemy effect”, I empirically establish that the entry of the far-right party into the German Bundestag had united the MPs against the far- right party and increased the instances of comprehensive cooperation between parties in the roll-call votes.

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Citation Formats
B. ÖZBİLGİÇ, “THE IMPACT OF FAR-RIGHT PRESENCE ON THE ROLL-CALL VOTING BEHAVIOR OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT: EVIDENCE FROM THE GERMAN BUNDESTAG,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.