Can policy positions predict the electoral results of Green parties? By placing European Green
parties in Western and Eastern Europe in a framework of globalized politics and conducting a
large-N statistical analysis, this thesis shows that economic policy positions of Green parties
are significant predictors of electoral results for Green parties, and that the comparatively
weaker electoral results of Green parties in post-communist Europe can be explained through
these policy positions. The results also show nuance in Green parties’ positioning within
globalized political conflicts and contributes to the literature on the globalization divide.