Economics of Governance

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 211–228 | Cite as

Intended electoral participation in transition countries

  • Marta Orviska
  • Anetta Caplanova
  • John Hudson


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.


Voting civic duty transition economies 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of FinanceMatej Bel UniversityBanska BystricaSlovak Republic
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of EconomicsBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsUniversity of BathBathUK

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