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 contribution||Representation and austerity politics: attitudes of Greek voters and elites compared|
|Title of host publication||Representação e Participação Política na Europa em Crise|
|Editors||André Friere, Marco Lisi, José Manuel Leite Viegas|
|Place of Publication||Lisbon|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2016|
Karyotis, G., Rudig, W., & Judge, D. (2016). Representação e politicas de austeridade: uma comparação das atitudes entre massas e elites na Grécia. In A. Friere, M. Lisi, & J. M. L. Viegas (Eds.), Representação e Participação Política na Europa em Crise (pp. 103-124).