On the Relationship between Electoral Participation and Stability of Electoral Support for Political Parties. Local Turnout Effects in Polish Parliame Cover Image
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O związku partycypacji wyborczej i stabilności poparcia dla partii. Lokalne efekty frekwencyjne w wyborach parlamentarnych w Polsce w latach 2005–2011
On the Relationship between Electoral Participation and Stability of Electoral Support for Political Parties. Local Turnout Effects in Polish Parliame

Author(s): Adam Gendźwiłł, Jakub Rutkowski, Tomasz Żółtak
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: elections; electoral participation; electoral mobilization; electoral volatility

Summary/Abstract: In the article the authors verify whether the spatial distribution of electoral participation is systematically related to the spatial distribution of changes in electoral support for the main Polish political parties. The analyses are based on the official results of parliamentary elections 2005–2011 aggregated at the municipal level, thus the relation between changing level of electoral participation and volatility is studied in the finer spatial resolution. The results suggest that local changes in turnout impact the local changes of support for main parties, but not systematically. The authors estimated local “turnout effects” for the main Polish parties in order to demonstrate how mobilization and demobilization of local electorates influences their electoral performance.

  • Issue Year: 214/2014
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 107-126
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish