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- Book Title Regional and National Elections in Western Europe
- Book Subtitle Territoriality of the Vote in Thirteen Countries
- Series Title The Comparative Territorial Politics series
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137025449
- Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-02543-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-43890-7
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-02544-9
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVII, 329
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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'Elections at the subnational level have so far often been looked at through the lenses of methodological nationalism. That includes the assumption that they are 'second order' and thus only to be understood for their meaning at the statewide level. This collection does a great job analyzing carefully and systematically substate electoral dynamics on their own terms. The result is a must-read, a truly 'first order' book.'
Kris Deschouwer, Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
'This stimulating volume provides a comprehensive survey of the diversity and distinctiveness of regional elections across western Europe. Beyond this, it opens our eyes to regional elections as a core subject of comparative politics that repays serious study. This volume is a tour de force in transcending methodological nationalism.'
Gary Marks, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, USA and Department of Political Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
'Together with a team of first-rate scholars, Dandoy and Schakel provide the first in depth and rigorous analysis of regional and national elections between 1945 and 2011 across 13 West European countries. In the context of an increasingly 'multi-level' Europe, this book rightly puts the comparative study of regional elections at the forefront of analysis and as such it successfully addresses the 'national bias' that had come to dominate much of party and electoral research until recent years. It is a must read for scholars of electoral studies, parties and federal and regional studies.'
Wilfried Swenden, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
'This impressive book is a veritable treasure trove of striking data, suggestive conceptualisation and thought-provoking analysis. Its publication surely represents a landmark moment in the development of comparative electoral analysis.'
Richard Wyn Jones, Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, Cardiff University, UK
'A most welcome study on the interplay of regional and national elections. The comparative volume combines the advantages of a clear and comprehensive analytical framework with the richness of in-depth country chapters. The book explores the diversity of regional electoral behavior but it also finds common factors that are at play in many political systems in Western Europe'
Klaus Detterbeck, Department of Political Science, University of Magdeburg, Germany