Introduction: an analytical framework for studying territoriality of the vote in Eastern Europe

Arjan Schakel, R. Dandoy

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In this chapter we set out the objectives of the book and we introduce the common analytical framework to analyze territorial heterogeneity in the vote which is applied in each of the country chapters. We compare 10 eastern european countries to 13 west european countries which allows us to explore differences in congruence between regional and national elections and second-order effects in regional elections. The comparison also helps us to suggest indicators for tracing regional election effects specific for eastern european regions. In addition, we propose territorial cleavages, regional authority, and electoral rules as factors which may account for regional electoral dynamics in east european regions. The chapter ends with a discussion on the structure of the book.keywordswestern european countryvote shareparty systemnational electionregional electionthese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRegional and national elections in Eastern Europe.
Subtitle of host publicationTerritoriality of the vote in ten countries
EditorsArjan Schakel
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-51786-9
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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