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Title
Has Europe got anything to do with the European elections? A study on split-ticket voting in the Belgian regional and European elections of 2009
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Abstract
This study explains why people voted differently in the 2009 regional and European elections in Belgium. By comparing loyal voters and voters who split their ticket, the article shows that a part of the electorate is driven by Euro-specific motivations. The proportion of people who truly vote 'European' depends on the political context, and more precisely on what parties offer the voters in terms of candidates and issues. However, the European dimension is not the only mechanism that underlies voters' electoral choices at the European level. In particular, uncertain voters, who lack a clear preference for one party at the national level, are likely to split their ticket between the regional and European elections.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European Union politics. - London, 2000, currens
Publication
London : 2012
ISSN
1465-1165 [print]
1741-2757 [online]
Volume/pages
13:1(2012), p. 3-25
ISI
000299270400001
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 05.03.2012
Last edited 15.07.2017
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