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Europaparlamentsval och valdeltagande: En kvantitativ analys av förutsättningar för valdeltagandet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

This study examines whether the policy breadth and the alternatives in European politics affect variations in voter turnout between member states in elections to the European Union Parliament.

The theoretical approach assumes that; a larger political polarization, an increase in EU-skeptical parties and a greater voting mobilization among groups with less means results in higher voter turnout figures. The study also consider four other variables; whether the election is held on weekends or weekdays, whether elections coincide with other national elections, whether a country has held the presidential of the EU during or the immediate term prior to the election and finally the turnout figures from national elections.

The research design is based upon a quantitative analysis using data from EP elections, national elections and databases from the European Elections Studies (EES). Study unit is twelve member-state countries and their four latest EP elections (1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009). The selected member-states origin from the EU-15 excluding Belgium, Greece and Luxembourg due to their compulsory voting laws.

The study found relationships between higher turnout figures in EP-elections and increase in EU-skeptical parties, greater mobilization among groups with less means, elections held on weekends, elections coinciding with other, national elections and an increase in voter figures in national elections.

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2010. , p. 48
Keywords [sv]
Europeiska Unionen, EU, Europaparlamentet, valdeltagande, EU-skepticism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-7115OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-7115DiVA, id: diva2:343004
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Political Science
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-08-17 Created: 2010-08-11 Last updated: 2016-05-09Bibliographically approved

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