Turnout in Context: A Comparison of Member States

Jean Blondel, Richard Sinnott and Palle Svensson

in People and Parliament in the European Union

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198293088
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598814 | DOI:
 Turnout in Context: A Comparison of Member States

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Examines the cross‐country variations in turnout in European Parliament elections and of variations in the variables associated with turnout. Countries are considered in three groups—high turnout, medium turnout, and low turnout countries. Within the groups defined, each of the 12 member states is considered separately, paying due attention to the national, institutional, cultural, and political context.

Keywords: abstention; cross‐country comparisons; cultural context; elections; European integration; European Parliament; institutional context; participation; political context; turnout

Chapter.  12995 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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