Drawing on surveys of voters and MPs in Greece, this chapter 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.
|Title of host publication||Political Representation in Times of Bailout|
|Subtitle of host publication||Evidence from Greece and Portugal|
|Editors||André Freire, Marco Lisi, Ioannis Andreadis, José Manuel Leite Viegas|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Sep 2015|
- economic crisis