The Dynamics of Referendum Campaigns

An International Perspective

  • Claes H. de Vreese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Context, Elites, Media and Public Opinion in Referendums: When Campaigns Really Matter

  3. Opinion Formation and Change in Referendum Campaigns

  4. The Importance of Context and Political Systems

  5. Turnout and Political Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Alexander H. Trechsel
      Pages 159-182
  6. Understanding the Vote Choice and the Outcome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Henrik Oscarsson
      Pages 206-233
    3. Pascal Sciarini, Nicholas Bornstein, Bruno Lanz
      Pages 234-266
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-272

About this book


This book focuses on the key actors in a referendum (the political elites/ parties, the media and citizens) and is centred around themes such as campaign style, campaign effects, electoral mobilization and turnout, as well as vote choice. The contributors consider the impact and importance of referendum campaigns.


campaign constitution e-voting economy Electoral European Union (EU) government immigration migration participation referendum voting

Editors and affiliations

  • Claes H. de Vreese
    • 1
  1. 1.The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)UK

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