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Party System Nationalization and Non-Uniform Vote Switching: Evidence from the Czech Republic

  1. 1. 0354846 - SOU-Z 2011 RIV CZ eng J - Journal Article
    Linek, Lukáš - Lyons, Pat
    Party System Nationalization and Non-Uniform Vote Switching: Evidence from the Czech Republic.
    Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review. Roč. 46, č. 3 (2010), s. 375-399. ISSN 0038-0288
    R&D Projects: GA ČR GA407/07/1395
    Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z70280505
    Keywords : party system nationalisation * vote switching * ecological inference
    Subject RIV: AD - Politology ; Political Sciences
    Impact factor: 0.389, year: 2010
    http://sreview.soc.cas.cz/uploads/c926357558e5bf662b62f54b2ba9293933f542c6_LinekLyonssoccas2010-3.pdf

    National rather than regional party systems are the norm in most democratic states.The link between party system nationalization and the individual voter has not been examined in the same detail. Here this link is explored using an ecological inference analysis of vote switching. This research, using the Czech Republic as a case study, shows that the presence of high party system nationalization evident across a pair of elections may be associated with non-uniform electoral swings.
    Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0193759