Electoral Geography of Europe

  • Christian Vandermotten
  • Pablo Medina Lockhart
Part of the Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series book series (EIT)


On a national scale, electoral geography allows us to refine and spatialize the behaviors studied by electoral sociology, whose samples generally prove insufficiently representative at regional and local levels. It allows us to bring in additional hypotheses to explain the relationships between voting behaviors and the social, cultural, ideological, and economic features of the regions, even if it constantly requires being careful about improper interpretations of the correlations in terms of explanatory relationships. In the field of electoral geography, a relevant analysis always requires a good knowledge of the overall historical and social background.


Party System Extreme Left Social Democratic Party European Election Legislative Election 


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© Pascal Perrineau, Gérard Grunberg, and Colette Ysmal 2002

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  • Christian Vandermotten
  • Pablo Medina Lockhart

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