Economics of Governance

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 211-228

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Intended electoral participation in transition countries

  • Marta OrviskaAffiliated withFaculty of Finance, Matej Bel University Email author 
  • , Anetta CaplanovaAffiliated withDepartment of Economics, University of Economics
  • , John HudsonAffiliated withDepartment of Economics, University of Bath

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This paper examines the determinants of intended electoral participation. We analyze attitudes to both referenda and voting in national elections. Sample survey data are obtained from the Eurobarometer survey of transition countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The empirical results suggest that intended electoral participation increases with age, income and education. But attitudinal variables are also important and in particular confidence in the free market economy and satisfaction with the general development of the country impact positively on intended electoral participation.


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