Estimating the Effect of Competitiveness on Turnout across Regime Types

  title={Estimating the Effect of Competitiveness on Turnout across Regime Types},
  author={Kristen Campbell Eichhorn and Eric Linhart},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={602 - 622}
Electoral turnout as an indicator of political participation, political equality and, thus, democratic performance is one of the most important variables in the study of elections. While numerous studies have contributed to the explanation of electoral turnout, the picture is still incomplete. Notably, a variable which pertains to the core of elections, the competitiveness of electoral races, is not fully understood yet. We contribute to filling this gap by accounting for different effects of… 

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