Introduction

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    Abstract

    This introductory chapter begins with a description of main purpose of this book, which is to describe and explain the electoral changes in Western Europe in the second half of the 20th century. It then discusses political change in Europe, modernization and political change, declining voter turnout, and party choice. An overview of the chapters in this volume is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe European Voter
    Subtitle of host publicationA Comparative Study of Modern Democracies
    EditorsJacques Thomassen
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages1-21
    ISBN (Print)0-19-927321-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Publication series

    NameComparative politics
    PublisherOxford University Press

    Keywords

    • Electroral change
    • Western Europe
    • Modernization
    • Political change

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