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1 1 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Welcome and Instructions Welcome! Dear colleague, We are extremely grateful for your participation in the Chapel Hill survey on national parties, European integration, and dimensions of political conflict. Thank you in advance for sharing your expertise with us! We would like you to reflect on the position of the leadership of national parties in the Netherlands in the course of The leadership of a political party consists of the party s chair, the party presidium, and the parliamentary party (as distinct from the party base or local and regional party officials). Below you will find the abbreviations and full names of national parties, in the country language and in English. Abbreviation Full Name English Translation Christen-Democratisch Appel Christian Democratic Appeal Partij van de Arbeid Labour Party Socialistische Partij Socialist Party Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Demokratie People's Party for Freedom and Democracy Partij voor de Vrijheid Party for Freedom Groen Links Green Left Christen Unie Christian Union Democraten 66 Democrats 66 Partij voor de Dieren Party for the Animals Sttatkundig Gereformeerde Partij Reformed Political Party General Questions on European Integration

2 2 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM How would you describe the general position on European integration that the party leadership took over the course of 2010? opposed Opposed opposed Neutral in favor In favor in favor Next, we would like you to think about the salience of European integration for a party. Over the course of 2010, how was the EU to the parties in their public stance? No importance Little importance Some importance Great importance What about conflict or dissent within parties over European integration over the course of 2010? 0:Party was completely united :Party was extremely divided Finally, we would like you to evaluate parties on whether they consider EU membership beneficial. Taking everything in consideration, does the party leadership think that its country has on balance benefited or not from being a member of the European Union? Benefited Neither benefited nor lost Not benefited

3 3 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Benefited Neither benefited nor lost Not benefited Specific Policy Questions What position did the party leadership take over the course of 2010 on the following policies? First, take the position of the party leadership in 2010 on the powers of the European Parliament (EP). Opposes Neutral Favors The internal market (i.e. free movement of goods, services, capital and labor). Opposes Neutral Favors EU cohesion or regional policy (e.g. the structural funds). Opposes Neutral Favors

4 4 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Opposes Neutral Favors EU foreign and security policy. Opposes Neutral Favors Don t EU enlargement to Turkey. Opposes Neutral Favors Don t Ideological Questions We now turn to a few questions on the ideological positions of political parties in the Netherlands in Please tick the box that best describes each party's overall ideology on a scale ranging from 0 (extreme left) to 10 (extreme right). 0:Extreme left :Center :Extreme right

5 5 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Parties can be classified in terms of their stance on economic issues. Parties on the economic left want government to play an active role in the economy. Parties on the economic right emphasize a reduced economic role for government: privatization, lower taxes, less regulation, less government spending, and a leaner welfare state. 0:Extreme left :Center :Extreme right Parties can be classified in terms of their views on democratic freedoms and rights. Libertarian or postmaterialist parties favor expanded personal freedoms, for example, access to abortion, active euthanasia, same-sex marriage, or greater democratic participation. Traditional or authoritarian parties often reject these ideas; they value order, tradition, and stability, and believe that the government should be a firm moral authority on social and cultural issues. 0:Libertarian/ Postmaterialist :Center :Traditional/ Authoritarian Policy dimensions Next, we would like you to consider where political parties stood on the following policy dimensions in the Netherlands in On each dimension, we ask you to assess the position of the party leadership, and then to assess the importance/salience of this dimension for a party's public stance. Position on improving public services vs. reducing taxes. improving public services reducing taxes

6 6 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM improving public services reducing taxes Importance/salience of improving public services vs. reducing taxes for each of the following parties. Position on deregulation. deregulation of markets deregulation of markets Importance/salience of deregulation for each of the following parties.

7 7 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Position on redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor. redistribution redistribution Importance/salience of redistribution for each of the following parties. Position on civil liberties vs. law and order. promotes civil liberties tough measures to fight crime Importance/salience of civil liberties vs. law and order for each of the following parties.

8 8 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Position on social lifestyle (e.g. homosexuality). liberal policies liberal policies Importance/salience of social lifestyle issues for each of the following parties. Position on role of religious principles in politics. religious principles in politics religious principles in politics

9 9 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM religious principles in politics religious principles in politics Importance/salience of religious principles in politics for each of the following parties. Position on immigration policy. tough policy tough policy Importance/salience of immigration policy for each of the following parties. Position on integration of immigrants and asylum seekers (multiculturalism vs. assimilation).

10 10 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM multiculturalism assimilation Importance/salience of integration of immigrants and asylum seekers for each of the following parties. Position on urban vs. rural interests. urban interests rural interests Importance/salience of urban vs. rural interests for each of the following parties.

11 11 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Position towards the environment. environmental protection even at the cost of economic growth economic growth even at the cost of environmental protection Importance/salience of the environment for each of the following parties Position on political decentralization to regions/localities. political decentralization political decentralization

12 12 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM political decentralization political decentralization Importance/salience of political decentralization to regions/localities for each of the following parties. Position towards international security and peacekeeping missions. Dutch troop deployment Dutch troop deployment Importance/salience of international security and peacekeeping missions for each of the following parties. Position towards ethnic minorities.

13 13 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM more rights for ethnic minorities more rights for ethnic minorities Importance/salience of ethnic minorities for each of the following parties. PW Vignettes Finally, we would like you to place hypothetical Parties A, B, and C on the following dimensions. Party A conceives the European Union as an intergovernmental organization in which member states should determine policy outcomes. It therefore wishes to claw back state sovereignty from the European Union. On a 1-7 point scale with 1 being extreme pro-eu and 7 being extreme anti-eu where would you place this party? Party A 1:Pro-EU 2 3 4:Center 5 6 7:Anti-EU Party B conceives the European Union as a supranational organization which should provide Europeans with citizenship and a range of public goods. While not ascribing to a federal Europe, this party does not object to increasing the authority of European institutions if this is efficient and democratic. On a 1-7 point scale with 1 being extreme pro-eu and 7 being extreme anti-eu where would you place this party? Party B 1:Pro-EU 2 3 4:Center 5 6 7:Anti-EU Party C is willing to pool national sovereignty in the EU only insofar as this is the only feasible means to provide basic public goods, such as trade, policing the internal market, monetary union. Hence it wishes to limit the range of European competences. On a 1-7 point scale with

14 14 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM 1 being extreme pro-eu and 7 being extreme anti-eu where would you place this party? Party C 1:Pro-EU 2 3 4:Center 5 6 7:Anti-EU Party A views the provision of a social safety net as, but believes there is a sharp trade-off between welfare spending and economic competitiveness. It limiting government regulation to instances of market failure, and prefers cuts in social spending over new taxes to meet rising social needs. On a 0-10 point scale with 0 being extreme left and 10 being extreme right where would you place this party? Party A 0:Left :Center :Right Party B views the equalization of life chances for all citizens as an goal of government. It active government in regulating domestic and international markets, and steeply progressive taxes to fund redistributive social programs. On a 0-10 point scale with 0 being extreme left and 10 being extreme right where would you place this party? Party B 0:Left :Center :Right Party C believes in small government. It minimal regulation of domestic and international markets, the privatization of many government operations, and high taxes to fund redistributive social programmes. On a 0-10 point scale with 0 being extreme left and 10 being extreme right where would you place this party? Party C 0:Left :Center :Right Party A a comprehensive energy policy to tackle climate change, which it defends as beneficial for the economy as a whole. The party quotas for women and minorities and a liberal immigration policy. On a 0-10 point scale with 0 being extreme Libertarian/postmaterialist and 10 being extreme "Traditional/ authoritarian where would you place this party? Party A 0:Libertarian/ Postmaterialist :Center :Traditional/ Authoritarian Party B voices support for energy policy to tackle climate change, but is unwilling to impose any costs agreed to in international fora. It non-discrimination legislation, and while it has no objection to European immigrants, non-european immigration. On a 0-10 point scale with 0 being extreme Libertarian/postmaterialist and 10 being extreme "Traditional/authoritarian where would you place this party? Party B 0:Libertarian/ Postmaterialist :Center :Traditional/ Authoritarian Party C a limited energy policy to tackle climate change, but only if this does not cost jobs. The party non-discrimination legislation covering gender, race and sexual orientation, but quotas. Party C has no objection to allowing immigrants who are employed to become citizens. On a 0-10 point scale with 0 being extreme Libertarian/postmaterialist and 10 being extreme "Traditional/authoritarian where would you place this party? 0:Libertarian/ Postmaterialist :Center :Traditional/ Authoritarian

15 15 of 15 6/25/2011 6:56 PM Party C 0:Libertarian/ Postmaterialist :Center :Traditional/ Authoritarian Expert demographics What is your gender? Male Female In which country do you reside? And for how long have you resided there? If you hold a doctoral degree, in which country did you receive it? In political matters people talk of the "left" and the "right". What is your position? Please indicate your views using any number on a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 means "left" and 10 means "right". Which number best describes you? 0:Left :Center :Right Taking all aspects of party policy into account, please score each party in terms of how close it is to your own personal views. 0:Same as respondent :Farthest from respondent

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