publication . Article . Conference object . 2007

Actual and Potential Electoral Absenteeism in Belgium

Patrick DUMONT;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
During the eighties and nineties of the 20th century, absenteeism increased in Belgium. This evolution ended for all types of elections at the beginning of the current century. This paper offered a number of potential explanations for this puzzle, but we acknowledge that further examination is necessary to provide a clear answer for this change. We showed that potential absenteeists share specific characteristics. Potential turnout (in case of abolishment of compulsory voting) is linked with socio-demographic variables, with sociopsychological dispositions and with political attitudinal variables. Further investigation and comparisons between results of our cont...
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publication . Article . Conference object . 2007

Actual and Potential Electoral Absenteeism in Belgium

Patrick DUMONT;