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The effect of two types of political interest on individual-level turnout : examining contextual differences

Brünger, Helen (2016) The effect of two types of political interest on individual-level turnout : examining contextual differences.

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Abstract:This study examines the moderating effect of contextual variables on the relationship between two types of political interest and individual-level turnout. The data for the cross-sectional research stems from the first post election survey of the European Election Study 2014 polling more than 30.000 European citizens in the 28 Member States (MS). As an addition to the existing literature, political interest is more carefully conceptualized by pertaining to two different dimensions. Unfortunately, these two types could not be tested separately, though. Moreover, a thorough set of control variables is included in the analysis, and explicit theoretical justification improves the knowledge on the underlying mechanisms. There is no significant interaction found for the importance of elections, and only a small effect concerning the interaction with concurrent elections and Sunday voting.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70366
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