Regional and National Elections in Eastern Europe

Territoriality of the Vote in Ten Countries

  • Arjan H. Schakel

Part of the Comparative Territorial Politics book series (COMPTPOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. John Hulsey, Dejan Stjepanović
    Pages 35-58
  3. Ivan Koprić, Daria Dubajić, Tijana Vukojičić Tomić, Romea Manojlović
    Pages 59-81
  4. Gábor Dobos, Réka Várnagy
    Pages 105-128
  5. Wojciech Gagatek, Michał Kotnarowski
    Pages 129-153
  6. Dragoș Dragoman, Bogdan Gheorghiță
    Pages 155-176
  7. Christina Isabel Zuber, Jelena Džankić
    Pages 207-238
  8. Marek Rybář, Peter Spáč
    Pages 239-259
  9. Emanuele Massetti, Sait Aksit
    Pages 261-285
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 327-363

About this book


This book is the second of two studies which systematically explore territoriality of the vote in Europe. They investigate when and where voters treat regional elections differently from national contests and aim to increase our understanding of the dynamics of electoral competition, which have become increasingly multifarious and complex in many countries due to the establishment and strengthening of regional government. This volume brings together leading experts on elections who analyze differences between regional and national electoral outcomes in ten East European countries since 1990. Based on a common analytical framework, each chapter investigates congruence between regional and national elections and traces and explains second-order and regional election effects. The editors applied a similar analytical framework in Regional and National Elections in Western Europe (Palgrave, 2013) which focused on 13 West European countries, enabling the authors to compare regional electoral dynamics between Eastern and Western Europe and observe to what extent explanations for territorial heterogeneity in the vote in the West also apply to the East. This book will be of particular interest to advanced students and scholars in the fields of comparative politics, regional studies, Eastern-European politics, and democratization. 


Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Czech Republic Hungary Poland Romania Russia Serbia and Montenegro Slovakia Turkey electoral competition regional governments territorial heterogeneity

Editors and affiliations

  • Arjan H. Schakel
    • 1
  1. 1.Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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