Introduction: Territoriality of the vote. A framework for analysis

A.H. Schakel, R. Dandoy

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Over the last 40 years the institutional landscape in western europe has changed considerably. One of the most notable transformations of the state concerns processes of decentralization, federalization and regionalization. This development is well documented by the regional authority index (rai) developed by hooghe, marks and schakel (2010). For the 13 western european countries which are the subject of research in this book, they observe that each of them underwent regional reform except for the swiss cantons and the faroe islands. Not only has the authority exercised by regional governments increased but the biggest driver of this growth of regional authority has been the proliferation of elected institutions at the regional level (marks et al., 2010).keywordsregional governmentvote shareparty systemnational electiondissimilarity indexthese 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 Western Europe. Territoriality of the vote in thirteen countries
EditorsR. Dandoy, A.H. Schakel
Place of PublicationHoundsmills
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


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