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Campagne électorale, préférences politiques et participation. Une étude empirique sur les élections législatives françaises de 1997

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  • Christine Fauvelle-Aymar

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    (LAEP)

  • Abel François

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    (LAEP)

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The purpose of this paper is to assess the importance of the electoral campaign to explain turnout and more precisely to evaluate the influence of electoral expenditures and of the multiplication of the candidacies. The study of the these two determinants supposes to control for the influence of the structural determinants of the vote, notably the socio-economic variables, as well as for the influence of the voter partisan preferences, whose impact on turnout is rarely taken in account. After a theoretical analysis of the determinants of electoral abstention, we propose an empirical analysis of the participation at the legislative district level for the French elections of 1997.

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Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques with number j04009.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2003
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Handle: RePEc:mse:wpsorb:j04009

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Keywords: Economy of the vote-electoral; turnout-electoral; campaign expenditures;

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  1. Leslie Seidle & David Miller, 1976. "Turnout, rational abstention and campaign effort," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 27(1), pages 121-126, September.
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