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The Discreet Charm of (Not) Casting a Vote A study of an effect of election campaigns on turnout for the Legislative Elections in France in 2012, the General Elections in the United Kingdom in 2015 and the European Parliament 2014 Elections in both countries

Dubenko, Lesia LU (2017) STVM23 20171
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis investigates why the variance in turnout for national and European Parliament elections is lower in France than in the United Kingdom. Based on the Most Similar System Design, it hypothesises that the variance is explained by the difference in the election campaigns conduct, following France’s and the United Kingdom’s switch of electoral systems for the European Parliament Elections. Hence, it examines the election campaigns and particularly the behaviour of the media as an issue mediator and voter mobilising actor for Legislative Elections 2012 in France, General Elections 2015 in the United Kingdom and European Parliament Elections 2014. The thesis finds a firm difference in the way election campaigns were carried out in two... (More)
This thesis investigates why the variance in turnout for national and European Parliament elections is lower in France than in the United Kingdom. Based on the Most Similar System Design, it hypothesises that the variance is explained by the difference in the election campaigns conduct, following France’s and the United Kingdom’s switch of electoral systems for the European Parliament Elections. Hence, it examines the election campaigns and particularly the behaviour of the media as an issue mediator and voter mobilising actor for Legislative Elections 2012 in France, General Elections 2015 in the United Kingdom and European Parliament Elections 2014. The thesis finds a firm difference in the way election campaigns were carried out in two countries. Concurrently, it suggests that this difference might have an impact on turnout in the two countries. Yet, further research is needed to fully understand how election campaigns influence turnout in France and the United Kingdom. (Less)
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author
Dubenko, Lesia LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM23 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Elections, United Kingdom, France, European Parliament, Electoral Systems, Election Campaigns, Media, Turnout
language
English
id
8907597
date added to LUP
2017-06-27 15:13:08
date last changed
2017-08-14 13:31:07
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  abstract     = {This thesis investigates why the variance in turnout for national and European Parliament elections is lower in France than in the United Kingdom. Based on the Most Similar System Design, it hypothesises that the variance is explained by the difference in the election campaigns conduct, following France’s and the United Kingdom’s switch of electoral systems for the European Parliament Elections. Hence, it examines the election campaigns and particularly the behaviour of the media as an issue mediator and voter mobilising actor for Legislative Elections 2012 in France, General Elections 2015 in the United Kingdom and European Parliament Elections 2014. The thesis finds a firm difference in the way election campaigns were carried out in two countries. Concurrently, it suggests that this difference might have an impact on turnout in the two countries. Yet, further research is needed to fully understand how election campaigns influence turnout in France and the United Kingdom.},
  author       = {Dubenko, Lesia},
  keyword      = {Elections,United Kingdom,France,European Parliament,Electoral Systems,Election Campaigns,Media,Turnout},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Discreet Charm of (Not) Casting a Vote A study of an effect of election campaigns on turnout for the Legislative Elections in France in 2012, the General Elections in the United Kingdom in 2015 and the European Parliament 2014 Elections in both countries},
  year         = {2017},
}