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Dec 20, 2013

New Book - Regional Elections



Regional and National Elections in Western Europe. Territoriality of the Vote in Thirteen Countries

Edited by Régis Dandoy and Schakel Arjan (2013)

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Dandoy Régis, Schakel Arjan (eds.), Regional and National Elections in Western Europe. Territoriality of the Vote in Thirteen Countries, Palgrave, Houndmills, Basingstoke, 2013, 329 p. (ISBN: 978-1-137-02543-2).

In the post-war era one of the most significant transformations in the democratic process throughout Western Europe has been the widespread introduction of regional elections. Symptomatic of this decentralization has been the shift of various legislative powers to regional governing bodies. As a result, electorates throughout Western Europe now have more opportunities to express their preferences and air their grievances across electoral arenas while the dynamics of electoral competition have become increasingly multifarious and complex. Voters can now use regional elections to articulate their discontent with the policies of the national government or can elect based on the political offer in the regional electoral arena.

This book brings together leading experts on elections who analyze differences between regional and national electoral outcomes in thirteen West European countries between 1945 and 2011. It extends existing insights by providing new empirical evidence and by presenting alternative accounts for differences between the regional and national vote across Western Europe.

More info on the website of Palgrave Macmilan.



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