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The Relation Between Civic Education and Political Attitudes and Behavior: A Two-Year Panel Study Among Belgian Late Adolescents
It is generally assumed that civic education efforts will have a positive effect on the political attitudes and behaviors of adolescents and young adults. In the present study, we distinguish amongExpand
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Electoral volatility, political sophistication, trust and efficacy: A study on changes in voter preferences during the Belgian regional elections of 2009
In this article, we investigate voter volatility and analyse the causes and motives of switching vote intentions. We test two main sets of variables linked to volatility in literature; politicalExpand
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Explaining the Trump Vote: The Effect of Racist Resentment and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments
The campaign leading to the 2016 US presidential election included a number of unconventional forms of campaign rhetoric. In earlier analyses, it was claimed that the Trump victory could be seen as aExpand
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Economic indicators and electoral volatility: economic effects on electoral volatility in Western Europe, 1950–2013
Economic voting theory assumes that on an individual level voters react to economic indicators to hold incumbents responsible for the performance of the economy. On an aggregate level, this wouldExpand
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Forecasting elections in Europe: Synthetic models
Scientific work on national election forecasting has become most developed for the United States case, where three dominant approaches can be identified: Structuralists, Aggregators, andExpand
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Staying With the Party, Switching or Exiting? A Comparative Analysis of Determinants of Party Switching and Abstaining
Abstract A large body of literature has investigated the factors that lead to abstention on the one hand or vote volatility on the other hand. We argue in this paper that the most fruitful approachExpand
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Voters and Candidates of the Future: The Intention for Electoral Participation Among Adolescents in 20 European Countries
Within electoral research, there is a growing concern about lower turnout rates among young age cohorts. In this paper we investigate the report willingness to vote among 64,766 14-year oldsExpand
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How Second Order Are Local Elections? Voting Motives and Party Preferences in Belgian Municipal Elections
Abstract A defining characteristic of second-order elections is that voters base their decision on considerations that were developed for a different policy level. Therefore, this kind of electionsExpand
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Questioning generational replacement. An age, period and cohort analysis of electoral volatility in the Netherlands, 1971–2010
Political behavior has been changing all over Western Europe and electoral volatility is one of the facets of politics in which this change is apparent. Theories on stabilization of politicalExpand
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Macroeconomics, economic crisis and electoral outcomes: A national European pool
An abundance of comparative survey research argues the presence of economic voting as an individual force in European elections, thereby refuting a possible ecological fallacy. But the hypothesis ofExpand
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