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Intended electoral participation in transition countries

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  • Marta Orviska

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  • Anetta Caplanova

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  • John Hudson

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This paper examines the determinants of intended electoral participation. We analyze attitudes to both referenda and voting in national elections. Sample survey data are obtained from the Eurobarometer survey of transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The empirical results suggest that intended electoral participation increases with age, income and education. But attitudinal variables are also important and in particular confidence in the free market economy and satisfaction with the general development of the country impact positively on intended electoral participation. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economics of Governance.

Volume (Year): 6 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 211-228

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Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:6:y:2005:i:3:p:211-228

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Keywords: Voting; civic duty; transition economies;

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  1. Orla Doyle & Patrick Paul Walsh, 2007. "Did political constraints bind during transition?," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 15, pages 575-601, 07.

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