Chapter

Introduction

Jacques Thomassen

in The European Voter

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780199273218
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602962 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199273219.003.0001

Series: Comparative Politics

Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a description of main purpose of this book, which is to describe and explain the electoral changes in Western Europe in the second half of the 20th century. It then discusses political change in Europe, modernization and political change, declining voter turnout, and party choice. An overview of the chapters in this volume is presented.

Keywords: electoral change; Western Europe; modernization; political change

Chapter.  9968 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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