Waar komen de lokale N-VA kiezers vandaan?
Het belang van lokale argumenten en loyaliteiten
Partijtrouw en volatiliteit in lokale verkiezingen
De gemeenteraadsverkiezingen van 14 oktober 2012
De lokale kiezer
Punishing Local Incumbents for the Local Economy
Abstract After decennia of research on economic voting, it is now established that the state of the economy affects voting behaviour. Nevertheless, this conclusion is the result of a focus on predominantly national-level economies and national-level elections. In this paper, we show that at a local level as well, mechanisms of accountability linked to the […] Read more
How Second Order are Local Elections?
Abstract A defining characteristic of second-order elections is that voters base their decision on considerations that were developed for a different policy level. Therefore, this kind of elections does not contribute to the quality of democratic representation. Municipal elections are often considered as second-order elections. In this article, we use data from an exit poll […] Read more