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Corruption and citizens’ satisfaction with democracy in Europe: what is the empirical linkage?
This article evaluates the influence of corruption on how individuals assess the state of democracy in their country. Distinguishing between individual perceptions of small-scale corruption andExpand
Citizens’ support for the European Union and participation in European Parliament elections
The dominant paradigm characterizes European Parliament (EP) elections as second-order national elections. Scholars adhering to this view (for example, Marsh, 2008; Reif and Schmitt, 1980; Schmitt,Expand
Corruption and Turnout in Presidential Elections: A Macro-Level Quantitative Analysis
This article tests the impact of corruption on electoral turnout for over 200 elections from over 70 presidential systems conducted between 1990 and 2011. Differentiating among three corruptionExpand
Age and political participation in Germany, France and the UK: A comparative analysis
In this article, we evaluate the relationship between age and three types of political participation: voting, demonstrating and signing petitions. Our comparative analysis of individual-level dataExpand
Bribes and ballots: The impact of corruption on voter turnout in democracies
While officials involved in graft, bribery, extortion, nepotism, or patronage typically like keeping their deeds private, the fact that corruption can have serious effects in democracies is noExpand
What Affects Voter Turnout? A Review Article/Meta-Analysis of Aggregate Research
For more than 40 years, studies trying to explain macro-level electoral turnout have been one of the pillars of political behavioural research. From January 2004 to December 2013 alone, more than 130Expand
Looking Good or Looking Competent? Physical Appearance and Electoral Success in the 2008 Congressional Elections
A whole array of studies has shown that the physical appearance of candidates running for elective office matters. However, it is unclear whether attractiveness or perceived competence is the sourceExpand
The success of radical right-wing parties in Western European regions – new challenging findings
Abstract This study tries to explain regional level variation in the far right-wing vote across more than 160 regions in 17 Western European countries from 1990 to 2013. With the help of a panelExpand
The importance of group identity processes in involvement in social movement organizations: the case of Attac France and Germany
This research evaluates the relative and absolute importance of group identity processes in an individual's decision to become and remain active in a social movement organization (SMO). MainlyExpand
Women's Representation: A Comparison between Europe and the Americas
Prior research on women's representation conducted in various parts of the world has indicated that the type of electoral system, quotas, the timing of women's suffrage, women's participation in theExpand