Haveric, Sabina (2018). Beyond ethnic voting: Economic and patronage driven electoral mobilization. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.

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Abstract

Academic research on voting behavior in ethnically divided societies focused predominantly on ethnic voting. Economic voting, as a performance based voting, is rather scarce to find in these electoral contexts. It is investigated in more advanced democracies, where voting behavior is rather evaluative in nature than expressive, meaning that ethnicity is rather irrelevant or ethnic differences are non-existent. This thesis contributes to a better understanding of factors which have an impact on voting behavior in societies with ethnic divisions by asking how influential is unemployment on voting outcomes and if voters evaluate economic performance of the government when casting a vote. It also links ethnic voting to the phenomenon of political patronage, reflecting its negative impact on political accountability, per se. To provide empirical evidence, this cumulative dissertation centers mainly on the case of Bosnia and Herzegovina, whereas one study looks at 44 countries.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Haveric, Sabinahaveric@wiso.uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-85965
Subjects: Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
Ethnic votingEnglish
Political patronageEnglish
Economic votingEnglish
UnemploymentEnglish
Bosnia and HerzegovinaUNSPECIFIED
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Language: English
Date: 2018
Date of oral exam: 10 September 2018
Referee:
NameAcademic Title
Kaiser, AndréProf.Dr.
Rohlfing, IngoProf.
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/8596

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