The Personalization of Vote in the Context of Second-Order Elections’ Concept. The Case of the Regional Elections to the Assembly of South Moravia Cover Image

Personalizace volby v kontextu konceptu voleb druhého řádu. Případ voleb do zastupitelstva Jihomoravského kraje v roce 2008
The Personalization of Vote in the Context of Second-Order Elections’ Concept. The Case of the Regional Elections to the Assembly of South Moravia

Author(s): Vlastimil Havlík, Radovan Brtník
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Mezinárodní politologický ústav Masarykovy univerzity v Brně

Summary/Abstract: The theoretical concept of second-order elections has become a useful tool to analyze sub-national and/or supranational elections. This paper tries to apply the concept to the regional elections in the Czech Republic and to challenge the concept by analysis of the personalization of the vote in the regional elections to the assembly of South Moravia in the year 2008. Working with the electoral results (especially with preferential voting), the authors argue that the decisions and preferences of voters were influenced not only by the situation in the main political arena (e.g. by the governing

  • Issue Year: XI/2009
  • Issue No: 2-3
  • Page Range: 133-162
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Czech