This article assesses long-term effects of the introduction of leading candidates on the institutionalization of the European Green Party. Our analysis combines social media and manifesto data with qualitative interviews and a media analysis. Strong election results in 2019 as well as an increasing perception as a mainstream-actor point to an objectively and externally institutionalized party. However, in the internal dimension the influence of the candidates in conjunction with programmatic disparities undermine the status of a routinized and influential Europarty.
An Ever-Closer Party? The Institutionalization of the European Green Party After the 2019 European Election
Switek, N. & Weissenbach, K. (2020). An Ever-Closer Party? The Institutionalization of the European Green Party After the 2019 European Election. In Die Europawahl 2019. Ringen um die Zukunft Europas, edited by Kaeding, M., Mueller, M. & Schmaelter, J., 63-77. Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-17409-5_6.