The Social Logic of Bounded Partisanship in Germany: A Comparison of Veteran Citizens (West Germans), New Citizens (East Germans) and Immigrants
AbstractThat partisanship is bounded. Almost every West German, East German and immigrant never supports one or both of the major parties and most people vary support for their party by claiming no partisan preference. Hardly anyone ever selects each of the parties at different points in time. Immediate social networks join with social class and religious factors to structure partisanship. The same social logic underpins partisan choice among West Germans, East Germans, and immigrants, though factors unique to each population are also present.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 450.
Length: 42 p.
Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in: Comparative European Politics 4 (2006) Heft 1, 65-93
Partisanship; Germany; Social contexts; Partisanship in households; West Germans; East Germans; Immigrants; Probit Heckman selection model;
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