Camille Kelbel

Camille Kelbel
Lille Catholic University · European School of Political and Social Sciences (ESPOL)

PhD in Political Science
Associate Professor in Political Science at ESPOL (Lille, France)

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Publications (28)
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This article contributes to the ongoing research effort assessing the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on turnout in the municipal elections held in France in March and June 2020. Holding the election in pandemic times caused turnout to drop significantly, but unevenly so across the electorate. We use both aggregate electoral results at the polling s...
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Over the last decades, transparency has featured prominently among the European Union's (EU) efforts to democratize and legitimize its governance. This shift toward transparency has taken many forms and, as the contributions to this thematic issue show, these different forms have evolved significantly over time. Yet, initiatives to enhance transpar...
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A widespread assumption is that national political parties use candidate selection for European elections to promote unexperienced politicians or to offer a luxury retirement home to senior national figureheads. Yet, if much criticism is addressed to the outcomes of the parties’ selection procedures, the actual processes that lead to such outcomes...
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The report analyses the democratic delegation of power from voters to national and European leaders through the analysis of the contemporary functioning of electoral linkage chains in the European Union (EU) multi-level system. The first section of the present report investigates trends in electoral participation at the aggregate level both for nat...
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This article investigates the determinants of split-ticket voting at the 2014 simultaneous federal, regional, and European elections in Belgium.We seek to explain why over a third of the voters made distinct party choices at different levels of government. Using data from the 2014 PartiRep Survey, we test amodel of ballot-splitting, incorporating v...
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Opening-up processes of candidate selection is often viewed as a means for political parties to regain legitimacy, and perhaps more crucially, members and voters. Despite a widespread belief that citizens want more democracy, including within parties, little research has questioned what sort of opening-up is desired—e.g., open or closed primaries—i...
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Much of the criticisms commonly addressed to modern political parties concern their alleged lack of transparency and use of informality in their inner organization. Yet, little is known about the extent to which parties really bend their rules. This article investigates whether and how political parties use informality in one central aspect of intr...
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The political programmes drafted by the political parties at European level are reputed consensual and unappealing, just like their designers, and as such are marginalised. We argue that Euromanifestos nevertheless constitute a dynamic material, and a relevant indicator of the structuring of the European political space. Using computer-based discou...
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Reforms of intra-party decision-making processes often rest on the idea that citizens want more direct say in these processes, but empirical data to support this claim are scarce. Using original data from the 2014 PartiRep voter survey in Belgium, this article explores the extent to which citizens support alternative intra-party processes. It shows...
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While European elections are often seen as remote from EU issues, considerations specifically linked to the EU came to the forefront in the wake of the 2014 European elections: the economic and financial crisis, the new process of designation of the European Commission President, and the alleged increase of Eurosceptic votes. This increased salienc...
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In most Western democracies, the system of representation is undergoing growing discontent and disaffection. As major links between the polity and the society, political parties directly suffer from these phenomena, not least through electoral volatility and declining membership. Remedies have been put forward to cure the democratic malaise, among...
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In most Western democracies, the system of representation is undergoing growing discontent and disaffection. As major links between the polity and the society, political parties directly suffer from these phenomena, not least through electoral volatility and declining membership. Remedies have been put forward to cure the democratic malaise, among...
Technical Report
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This study was prepared by the Centre d'étude de la vie politique (Cevipol), part of the Institute for European Studies (IEE) and the Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques (FSP) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). It provides a systematic and thorough account of candidate selection procedures for the European elections. It covers four...

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http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/Projet-ANR-14-CE29-0010
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RECONNECT's goal is to provide a comprehensive diagnosis of the EU's democracy and rule of law deficits. We will make recommendations on how to address them in order to strengthen the EU’s legitimacy and reconnect the EU with its citizens.